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3 Verulam Buildings

Insurance

4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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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. 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.

Client service:

"The clerking team is very efficient and on the ball." "The clerks work well and they are very professional." Stephen Penson and Stuart Pullum are joint senior practice managers.

Strengths:

Adam Kramer QC
Capable across the full spectrum of insurance and reinsurance work, he is 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.
"Absolutely great - academic and practical."
Recent work: Acted for UK Acorn Finance in a £14 million claim against Markel under third-party rights legislation. The claim concerned Markel's avoidance of a valuer's professional indemnity insurance policy.

Strengths:

Nicholas Craig QC
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. He has particular experience in matters involving the Middle East.
"He's very intelligent, hard-working and excellent on paper." "A very astute performer."

Strengths:

Peter Ratcliffe
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. Employer liability claims have formed a notable part of his recent caseload.
"He's very effective on broker's negligence work." "He can handle cases as well as junior silks, easily."
Recent work: Instructed by the claimants in anticipated proceedings arising out of catastrophic water damage to the roof structure of a prestigious contemporary building completed in 2015.

Strengths:

Tom Weitzman QC
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.
"He is excellent. He is really user-friendly and he is great at high-level problems, offering great guidance." "An extremely knowledgeable insurance silk who will always give you his honest views on a case."

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3 Verulam Buildings

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3 Verulam Buildings

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5NT

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Insurance


Adam Kramer QC
New Silks
Nicholas Craig QC
Band 4
Tom Weitzman QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Insurance


Peter Ratcliffe
Band 1