Paul Wordley

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Paul is based in London and heads up the international insurance and reinsurance claims practice at EC3 Legal. His expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers. His particular areas of expertise are in energy (onshore and offshore), engineering, construction, industrial risks, mining, TMT and marine insurance. Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. His experience incorporates CBI claims and the legal management of BI claims. Legal proceedings take various forms: litigation through the courts; arbitrations; regulatory disciplinary tribunals etc. Paul and his team have experience in acting for clients in all forms of contentious proceedings/dispute resolution in the UK, the North and South Americas, the Middle East and the Far East.


Paul was previously head of a large insurance and reinsurance practice. Paul has been co-counsel on proceedings in numerous overseas jurisdictions, including in Latin America, Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He also has significant mediation experience, having represented clients in several successful multi-hundred million dollar mediations, and has represented clients in a number of complex international arbitrations before ICC, LCIA, SCC and LMAA. He is recommend by leading legal directories and is described as 'exceptional' and 'under Paul's leadership, [the firm's (re)insurance] practice has become a thought leader in the mining insurance world.'