3 Verulam Buildings leans on its expertise in banking and finance to handle a broad array of insurance and reinsurance matters arising from the sector. Sources say that "3VB is highly regarded for handling complex disputes." Members of the set adeptly handle professional indemnity, credit risk, D&O and construction-related disputes, both domestic and international in nature. They are regularly instructed by insured parties, insurers and reinsurers and act on both sides of insurance broker cases. Members of 3 Verulam Buildings have been involved in key insurance cases, such as Stonegate Pub Company v MS Amlin, an £850 million business interruption claim.
"The clerks are commercial and very responsive."
"The clerks are professional and seamlessly get the job done."
"Richard Ansell, team leader, in particular is very helpful and commercially minded."
"They always provide good recommendations for the instructing solicitors' consideration."
Stephen Penson and Stuart Pullum are joint senior practice managers.
Peter Ratcliffe is a very highly respected junior known for his involvement in major insurance and reinsurance disputes. He is especially in demand for his expertise in claims of broker negligence, and is also noted for his work relating to financial institutions. He has experience in employer liability claims.
Tom Weitzman KC is a prominent insurance silk known for his involvement in significant product liability and professional indemnity cases. He represents clients from all corners of the market and is particularly experienced in handling insurance and reinsurance disputes arising within the financial services sector. He is also recognised for his expert handling of D&O claims and construction-related insurance disputes.
"His legal advice is always very considered and practical."
"Tom is a delightful advocate. He knows the law and is persuasive with a light touch."
"Tom gives excellent coverage advice and is a trusted sounding board on the most complex issues."
Adam Kramer KC possesses capabilities across the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance work, being particularly notable for his sterling reputation in the banking sector. He further demonstrates expertise in professional indemnity disputes. He has an in-depth knowledge of insurance broker issues.
"Adam has very fast analytical skills. He is also very agile and forceful."
"He is a very persuasive, polished advocate."
Nicholas Craig KC has a broad international practice that takes in a wide array of insurance and reinsurance cases and has particular experience in high-value professional negligence claims. He exhibits skill in handling the jurisdictional and cross-border elements of complex litigation and arbitrations.
"Nicholas is user-friendly and good at dealing with cases that are fact-heavy."
"He is always on our shortlist of counsel to engage on anything that requires intellectual rigour, and he is prepared to communicate a position."