Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance Department

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Notable practitioners

Edward Foss is head of the firm's insurance and reinsurance group. He handles a wide range of disputes for insurers, brokers and underwriters in relation to substantial claims within the energy, construction and manufacturing sectors. A client says: "He is someone who has your back constantly and who is always thinking about how best to manage internal stakeholders."

Simon Garrett is well regarded for his expertise in insurance disputes concerning the financial services industry. He regularly handles matters relating to large claims brought under D&O and professional indemnity policies. Sources consider him to be a "thoughtful, astute solicitor" who "has very good judgement and brings real wisdom to a case."

Simon Kilgour adeptly advises insurers and reinsurers in relation to a diverse range of contentious issues, often on cases that are multi-jurisdictional in nature. According to one interviewee, "he is responsive and has the ability to get to the crux of a problem very quickly and provide effective advice accordingly."

Stephen Tester 's contentious practice centres primarily on assisting insurers with energy and construction-related disputes. He has considerable expertise in handling claims for business interruption and property damage, as well as those brought under construction all risks policies. One source describes him as a "very knowledgeable, technical, hard-working and committed" lawyer.