Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance Department

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Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Chris Zavos is particularly notable for his work representing insurers in shipping and offshore energy-related claims. Sources attest to his strength in marine insurance matters, saying he is "one of the leaders in the market."

David Chadwick joined the firm from Mayer Brown in 2018 and offers a wealth of experience acting for insurers on a range of disputes, with particular expertise in the field of political risk. Sources say he "remains a leader in his field" and consider him to be a "technically fantastic" lawyer who offers "great commercial judgement."

"Outstanding lawyer" Nick Thomas maintains a well-established practice representing major insurers and reinsurers in a variety of disputes. He has particular expertise handling large property damage claims arising in the context of catastrophic events such as fire and collapse.

Nick Williams is head of the firm's insurance group and a well-regarded practitioner who "rightly has an outstanding reputation in the insurance field," according to sources. He regularly litigates high-profile claims for both insurers and reinsurers in multiple jurisdictions, and also has significant expertise in Bermuda Form arbitrations.

Patrick Foss offers a wealth of experience handling insurance claims arising in the marine and energy sectors. One source notes him to be a "very smart lawyer who really represents clients' interests very well and offers a nice balance of charm and industry savvy."

Trevor Davies offers considerable experience handling large-scale insurance claims across a range of industry sectors, including property and professional indemnity matters. Clients say he is a "very experienced lawyer who is very good in difficult negotiations."