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Insurance and reinsurance

Members of Chambers at 20 Essex Street regularly deal with insurance and reinsurance disputes, and regularly provide advice on non-contentious insurance matters such as the drafting of policy wording.

The work of Chambers extends over a wide range of types of insurance, often with an international dimension. The fields covered include: marine risks (including abandonment); war risks; aviation; political risks; liability and product liability; professional indemnity; fidelity; financial guarantee; business interruption; contractors’ all risks; commercial property insurance, and issues involving the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

Members of Chambers are often involved not merely with narrow questions of insurance and reinsurance law, but also with the commercial context of insurance/reinsurance. The work of Chambers covers reinsurance and retrocession matters, including issues relating to facultative, quota share and excess layer reinsurance and related issues such as the operation of commutation agreements. It also extends to the activities of placing and producing brokers, managing agents, and other agents and insurance intermediaries, in the UK and worldwide. Parties involved in the work undertaken by Chambers include: Lloyd’s syndicates, UK insurance/reinsurance companies, and the global companies market. The expertise of 20 Essex Street in this field is reflected in the fact that, for many years, members of Chambers have been editors of, contributors to, MacGillivray on Insurance Law, a long-established, leading textbook on insurance law.

Members practising within this area: