As an essential part of risk management on any project, insurance is a specialist area that must not be overlooked.


With a thorough understanding of the insurance market, reinforced by close relationships with insurance industry organisations, we advise a significant number of Lloyd’s and corporate insurers and those that they insure. Our lawyers advise on domestic and international projects including across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia.

We specialise in advising on all types of related policies including: Construction All Risk; Design and Construct; Professional Indemnity; project specific and general liability. In addition we deal with contentious construction (design and workmanship) and health and safety issues to assist clients in matters that may involve an insurance angle.

Our lawyers also advise on policy wording and interpretation in relation to provisions required for a project (including LEG/DE design and defect exclusions) and apportionment of risk prior to a job starting and any disputes which may arise. We have experience of working with both the insured and their insurers on subrogated matters to ensure the best recovery for both parties.

Our Insurance Experience

Road tunnel, Australia

Acting for a consultant in the defence of a £2bn (AUS) claim in respect to traffic forecasting for a new road tunnel in Brisbane, Australia.

Coal Mine, Kazakhstan

Providing legal advice and assistance in relation to a professional negligence/breach of contract claim arising from consultancy services provided for a substantial mining operation in central Kazakhstan.  The dispute is subject to the laws of Kazakhstan.

Theatre, Morocco

Advising a firm of consulting structural and civil engineers to limit their exposure to allegations of professional negligence in respect of costs and delay in relation to a theatre and public arts development in Morocco.

Sea Dock, Netherlands

Acting for a Dutch civil engineering contractor in respect of a sea lock under construction in the Netherlands which has experienced potential design related issues.

Construction project, Nigeria

Providing legal advice and assistance in relation to a professional negligence/breach of contract claim in the Federal High Court of Abuja regarding transaction advisory services provided for a construction project .  The claim is subject to Nigerian law.

Warehouse, Norway

Advising on a professional negligence claim against a firm of mechanical and electrical engineers in relation to their design of an M & E system for a large warehouse in Norway – value €2.1m plus costs.

Sual Power Station, Philippines

Successfully defending an $80 million claim against a firm of consulting engineers in relation to the construction of the 2 x 609MW Sual power station in the Philippines.

Port at Ras Laffan, Qatar

Acting for the designer on a potential $30 million claim in respect of the construction of a new port.

Marieholm Tunnel, Sweden

Advising on a breach of contract/negligence dispute regarding allegations of delays and defects in relation to our client’s detailed design provided for the design and construction of a connection tunnel in Sweden.

Dubai Metro, UAE

Advising on a substantial fee claim and professional negligence counterclaim in connection with the construction of the USD 7.6 billion Dubai Metro system, the world’s longest driverless and fully automated metro network.

Battersea Power Station, UK

Assisting clients and their insurers with various claims as part of the ongoing project to develop the iconic Grade II listed Battersea Power Station in London.

'The Cheesegrater' Leadenhall Building, UK

Acting for the structural engineer and their PI insurers in relation to claims arising out of the design and construction of the Leadenhall building (“the Cheesegrater”) in London.  The total project cost was over £280 million.

Infrastructure projects, Vanuatu

Providing legal advice and assistance in respect of a professional negligence/breach of contract international arbitration regarding design and consultancy services for infrastructure projects in the Republic of Vanuatu.  The arbitration is subject to Vanuatu law. The projects are part funded by the Government of Vanuatu, Asian Development Bank and Government of New Zealand. We have good knowledge of funding arrangements in place that involve grants/government funding and the various requirements and procedures that flow with this.

Hospital, Vienna

Advising on a breach of contract/negligence claim in the Regional Court for Civil Law Cases in Vienna regarding alleged structural design defects provided for a project to design and construct a hospital in Vienna. We have advised in relation to the negligence claim and a fee claim on the project.