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Reed Smith LLP

Insurance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Prominent policyholder practice, well equipped to handle a diverse range of coverage types, including financial lines, commodities, energy and political risk. Clients benefit from the firm's strong international presence, including in the USA, as well as the group's key expertise in Bermuda Form work. Also handles professional indemnity and brokers' negligence disputes. Offers further strength in advising corporate policyholders on structuring their insurance programmes.

Strengths

A source says: "Clients appreciate the very efficient and cost-effective service that Reed Smith provides. The team is very well resourced but focused, and I have great confidence in their ability to manage insurance litigation."

Notable practitioners

Laura-May Scott is an associate with notable experience assisting policyholder clients on a wide range of matters, including disputes concerning D&O and professional indemnity policies.

Margaret Campbell offers policyholders the benefit of her extensive expertise in complex insurance disputes. She is particularly adept at advising on matters relating to commodities and marine insurance, as well as brokers' negligence actions.

Mark Pring offers policyholders considerable strength in disputes related to professional indemnity and financial lines. He is capable of handling both domestic and cross-border matters.
"Mark Pring is brilliant. He never shies away from in-depth and complicated discussions but also has a very good and accessible way of explaining things. He is lovely to work with and gets on very well with clients." "He is an insurance expert who gets to the heart of things."

Peter Hardy attracts praise for his adept handling of an array of complex, cross-border coverage disputes, notably those arising in the financial services and offshore energy sectors. He is also knowledgeable about Bermuda Form arbitrations.
"He has really deep experience and is a true expert." "Peter is a really good lawyer and a capable pair of hands."

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Insurance: Mainly Policyholders


Laura-May Scott
Associates to watch
Margaret Campbell
Band 1
Mark Pring
Band 2
Peter Hardy
Band 1