Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance Department

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Notable practitioners

The "extremely knowledgeable" James Cooper is identified by one source as "an able lawyer who works towards a credible solution - he works hard to understand a claim and offer a good dialogue." He is head of the firm's global insurance practice and has particular expertise in large disputes relating to financial lines and D&O policies.

Mark Wing comes recommended as a "very customer-focused lawyer" by one client, who goes on to note that "he looks to forge a relationship and thinks about what our pressures and priorities are." He demonstrates expertise handling a variety of insurance claims, particularly those arising from product liability and property damage.

Michael Payton serves as chair of the firm and is considered by one source to be "the doyen of the insurance world." He continues to offer the benefit of his significant experience acting on an array of high-profile insurance disputes for international insurers and underwriters.

Neil Beresford routinely advises on insurance and reinsurance matters. He also handles product and environmental liability cases. He is valued by clients for his knowledge of the Colombian market.

Nigel Brook is noted for his extensive experience handling high-value domestic and international reinsurance disputes. One source considers him "a very seasoned and cerebral lawyer," while another describes him as "phenomenal - a great guy who is really well steeped in reinsurance."

Nigel Chapman enjoys a strong reputation for his work representing insurers in claims arising from a range of industries, with a particular focus on those relating to the energy and industrial sectors. One client notes his ability to "take on big problems and just deal with them," adding: "He's not fazed by anything, and can deal with multi-jurisdictional issues."

Peter Hirst demonstrates impressive experience litigating high-value insurance claims in a number of international jurisdictions. He is particularly notable for his work in the Latin American market, where he is regularly called upon to handle a variety of coverage disputes.

Timothy Taylor draws praise from clients as a "leader in the space" and is also described as a "very user-friendly lawyer and a problem solver who knows the market inside out." He is regularly engaged by leading insurers to handle high-profile claims relating to the energy, construction and marine sectors.