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The leading team in the property professional negligence field

Our global property team delivers specialist insurance experience worldwide. We advise clients on a range of property matters, from drafting policies or handling a regular flow of instructions for the Coverholder/ MGA markets through to advising on the largest and most complex international disputes for the London market and international insurers.

We have experience across a range of industries including, amongst others, agriculture, chemicals, education, food, leisure, local authority, pharmaceutical, rail and utilities. We work with our industry sector groups to provide the broadest range of expertise in the market.

We are well versed in the core property, business interruption and standard wordings in the market and give coverage advice on a range of issues. We undertake a range of liability work under public, products and employers liability policies provided by property insurers.

We regularly pursue subrogated recoveries against the owners of neighbouring premises, contractors, architects, surveyors and the manufacturers of defective products.  We also often undertake fire spread and latent defect claims.

Our property team provides advice on fraud, particularly exaggerated claims and manufactured evidence, and on the suppression of defences.

Experience/deals

  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Liabilities claim at Brazilian hydroelectric power plant

    Advising a panel of international reinsurers on their liabilities arising from strike and riot in a hydroelectric power plant in Brazil, with a stated claim of BRL 1.5 billion

    Brazil

    Disruption to supplies of electricity claim

    Advising insurers in respect of a claim following disruption to supplies of electricity to the central grid in Colombia.

    Colombia

    Swine flu outbreak business interuption claims

    Advised insurers of a restaurant chain with more than 400 restaurants in Mexico on business interuption claims after a swine flu outbreak under denial of access and government authority clauses including aggregation issues

    Mexico

    Coal mine business interruption claims

    Advised insurers and successfully resolved USD 35 million coal mine business interruption claim losses

    United States

    Power plant damage risk claim

    Advised insurers and successfully resolved USD 10 million builder's risk claim involving damage to power plant

    United States
  • Fire coverage issues

    Advising retrocessionaires on insurance coverage issues under a Contractor's All Risks Insurance Policy related to a fire incident

    China

    Damages from the Tohoku Japanese earthquake

    Advising insurers in relation to the destruction of one of the world's leading semiconductor fabrication plants following the Tohoku Japanese earthquake in March 2011.

    Japan

    Christchurch earthquake business interruption claims

    Advising on property and business interruption claims arising from the Christchurch earthquake

    New Zealand
  • Policy coverage issues arising out of an explosion

    Advising reinsurers on policy coverage and defences following major losses (USD 10 million) suffered under a PAR policy arising the explosion of a LPG tanker at a refinery in Kurdistan

    Iraq

    Subrogated recovery action arising from fire

    Acting in relation to the subrogated recovery action arising from a fire at the Vallaggio mall in Doha involving the death of a number of individuals

    Qatar

    Dubai chemical plant LCIA arbitration

    Represented insurers in an LCIA arbitration concerning a chemical plant in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates
  • Electricity generator damage at a Nuclear power plant

    Advising insurers following damage to an electricity generator within the Ontario Nuclear Power Station. We are advising in the UK and Canada on all policy issues including subrogation issues against responsible sub-contractors.

    United Kingdom

    Subrogated recovery against manufacturer of defective plant

    Pursuing a subrogated recovery against the manufacturer of a defective plant following a GBP 20 million food fire claim

    United Kingdom

Our Property team

Emma Ager
Emma Ager

Partner

Luke Barlow
Luke Barlow

Associate

Nicholas Bathurst
Nicholas Bathurst

Partner

James Bauer
James Bauer

Senior Associate

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum

Partner

Arturo Bello
Arturo Bello

Partner

Neil Beresford
Neil Beresford

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Eileen Bower
Eileen Bower

Partner

Harry Boyle
Harry Boyle

Partner

Julien Brunelle-Désilets
Julien Brunelle-Désilets

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