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Ranking tables

UK Bar London (Bar) Insurance

This section covers both insurance and reinsurance matters. On the contentious side, we feature coverage claims litigation, broker's negligence, and both 'facultative' and 'treaty' reinsurance disputes.

Rankings overview for Sets

All Sets profiles

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Band 1
  1. 1
    7 King's Bench Walk
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    7 King’s Bench Walk enjoys an undisputed reputation as the leading insurance and reinsurance set, with a breadth and depth of bench that is rare among its peers. Its members are consistently sought after to handle the most complex and high-stakes domestic and international disputes, particularly those arising from the marine, energy and life sciences sectors. The set acts for both defendants and claimants and represents insurers and underwriters as well as corporate and individual claimants. Tenants were involved in the Stonegate Pub Company Limited v MS Amlin Corporate Member Limited business interruption case. Sources say that "the barristers at 7KBW are simply brilliant all the way from juniors to silks."
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Band 2
  1. 4 New Square Chambers
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    4 New Square Chambers
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    4 New Square Chambers has an impressive bench of silks and junior barristers with expertise spanning a broad spectrum of insurance and reinsurance matters, supplemented by its renowned professional negligence pedigree. Members of the set represent a strong choice for technically challenging coverage issues and are particularly renowned for their expertise in disputes involving property damage, professional indemnity and product liability matters. They act for defendants and claimants, including a range of corporates across the real estate and energy sectors. Tenants were instructed in Hiscox Action Group v Hiscox, a £50 million class action and business interruption case. Sources say that the barristers are "consistently strong" and "very talented."
  2. Brick Court Chambers
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    Brick Court Chambers
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Brick Court Chambers is a commercial litigation powerhouse with a strong breadth of expertise in insurance disputes. Members of the set are frequently sought after to represent leading insurers and reinsurers as well as claimants, including financial institutions. They are capable of assisting with disputes over liability, negligence and appropriate jurisdiction, and field impressive prowess in multi-jurisdictional matters. Members have recently been instructed in White Oak Europe Acquisition v Axis and Others, a £20 million warranty and indemnity claim. Sources say that barristers at the set provide "a good mix of detailed legal and more practical advice, which is always appreciated by clients."
  3. Essex Court Chambers
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    Essex Court Chambers
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Essex Court Chambers offers impressive advocacy in the courtroom alongside considerable strengths handling international arbitrations. The set possesses enviable prowess in the Bermuda Form, counting published authors on the subject among its tenants. Capable of handling a breadth of insurance and reinsurance disputes involving the marine, construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors, among others. Members of Essex Court Chambers have been involved in key insurance cases, such as Hiscox Action Group v Hiscox, a business interruption claim brought by 400 policyholders. Sources say that the set has "got very good experience in this market." Another interviewee adds: "We find the barristers at Essex Court Chambers to be superlative advocates and strategists. They have deep understanding of the law and related issues that arise in insurance arbitrations."
  4. Fountain Court Chambers
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    Fountain Court Chambers
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Fountain Court Chambers is "a well-resourced set" that fields considerable commercial dispute expertise. Its members are frequently sought out to handle a raft of insurance mandates for clients across the banking and financial services and construction industries. Renowned for their strength handling multi-jurisdictional matters, members of the set are instructed in complex litigation and arbitrations, including Bermuda Form. The set offers further capabilities advising on technical coverage and jurisdictional issues concerning a wide range of policies. Members of Fountain Court Chambers have been involved in key insurance cases, such as Various Eateries Trading v Allianz, a £2.5 million business interruption claim for indemnity. Sources say that the barristers are "excellent," with "wide-ranging experience." Another sources states that Fountain Court is "an exceptionally strong set, with very good silks and very good juniors."
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Band 3
  1. 3 Verulam Buildings
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    3 Verulam Buildings
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    3 Verulam Buildings leans on its expertise in banking and finance to handle a broad array of insurance and reinsurance matters arising from the sector. Sources say that "3VB is highly regarded for handling complex disputes." Members of the set adeptly handle professional indemnity, credit risk, D&O and construction-related disputes, both domestic and international in nature. They are regularly instructed by insured parties, insurers and reinsurers and act on both sides of insurance broker cases. Members of 3 Verulam Buildings have been involved in key insurance cases, such as Stonegate Pub Company v MS Amlin, an £850 million business interruption claim.
  2. 4 Pump Court
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    4 Pump Court
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Barristers at 4 Pump Court are regularly instructed in domestic and multi-jurisdictional insurance matters, with a particular focus on construction and property damage disputes. Members of the set are praised for their courtroom advocacy and adept handling of arbitrations. They offer further expertise in complex coverage issues and allegations of negligence. Tenants were instructed in Parkdean Resorts UK Ltd v Axis Managing Agency Ltd, a significant business interruption claim. Sources say that "the set has the expertise to cover the full range of commercial insurance disputes."
  3. Crown Office Chambers
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    Crown Office Chambers
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Crown Office Chambers handles complex and high-value claims arising from major construction, property damage and product liability matters. Members offer further expertise in broker disputes, professional indemnity matters and D&O claims. Sources say that the barristers are "sharp" and "understand the clients objectives." The strength of the set in both domestic and international matters sees them instructed in cases across a broad array of jurisdictions. Tenants of Crown Office Chambers were instructed in the FCA test case on COVID-19 business interruption.
  4. Twenty Essex
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    Twenty Essex
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Twenty Essex has considerable strength across a broad array of international mandates, including high-value insurance litigation and Bermuda Form arbitrations. Members are regularly instructed by insureds, insurers and reinsurers. Twenty Essex offers an impressive depth of expertise in matters arising from the marine, energy and finance sectors. Tenants of Twenty Essex have been involved in cases, such as Al Mana v Fidelity and Libano, a USD40 million COVID-19 business interruption claim arising in the Middle East. Sources say that the barristers display "impressive expertise."
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Band 4
  1. 2 Temple Gardens
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    2 Temple Gardens
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    2 Temple Gardens is home to a notable group of silks and junior barristers with substantial expertise in the insurance and reinsurance markets. The barristers' enviable prowess in property damage matters is supplemented by adept handling of suspected fraudulent claims. Members of the set are capable of advising on complex issues of coverage, alleged negligence and liability. The set's tenants have been instructed in cases, such as Various Eateries v Allianz, a significant COVID-19 business interruption claim. Sources say that the set offers barristers with "good experience at all levels."
  2. Devereux
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    Devereux
    Insurance
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Devereux has a robust insurance and reinsurance practice, and has barristers with impressive experience in international arbitration and challenging coverage litigation. Members of the set have numerous appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court under their belts and their recent instructions span product liability, D&O and professional indemnity matters. Members have been instructed by Chubb to act relation to a £47 million fire damage claim.