Lee is a partner in our Johannesburg office and has over 20 years of experience in providing dispute resolution and general legal advice to insurance and commercial clients.
Lee has extensive experience in respect of financial lines including professional negligence, directors and officers liability, commercial crime, cyber claims, technology and IP disputes and general commercial and corporate litigation.
He provides both policy coverage and defence advice to insurers with particular emphasis on complex claims and he regularly acts for directors, companies and professionals. He has presented extensively on director’s duties and liabilities and risk management advice to directors. He has also been involved in a number of cyber claims and has provided both incident response and coverage advice.
Lee was admitted as an attorney in 1999 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003. He spent several years working in the London insurance market for a leading international insurer providing complex claims advice and corporate advice.
Lee has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in South Africa for litigation and has been ranked in Chambers Global since 2019 for insurance where sources have stated that: "He is able to grasp and deal with technical matters, get to the heart of the issue and guide us to the ultimate resolution. We rely on Lee in these difficult scenarios." "He is an exceptional technical lawyer and a balanced and calm individual in confrontational situations."