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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded firm with expertise across a range of complex and high-end insurance disputes. Acts for a broad roster of insurers, financial institutions and brokers on both domestic and international mandates. Demonstrates particular strength in handling coverage disputes arising out of construction defect, professional indemnity and product liability claims.

Strengths

Clients note: "The lawyers are very capable, knowledgeable and well organised, with strong legal brains and a commercial approach."

One interviewee says: "Every lawyer I have dealt with at Simmons & Simmons has been really impressive in their technical knowledge and expertise as well as their manner with clients."

Work highlights

Acted for Argenta Syndicate Management in test case proceedings brought by the Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of policyholders against a group of insurers with regard to business interruption policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable practitioners

International head of insurance James Pollock has a practice with a particular focus on professional liability claims, most notably in the construction industry. He is a skilled litigator and also handles ADR proceedings.
"James is very experienced and is not afraid of a fight, but he also has excellent judgement of risk." "He is a very impressive and astute lawyer who is able to cut to the heart of an issue very quickly."

Jason Bright is an accomplished insurance practitioner who regularly handles substantial disputes concerning product liability and construction defects. He advises a number of leading insurers and reinsurers on claims defence as well as coverage litigation.

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James A Pollock
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