Serle Court barristers deal with high-value insurance and reinsurance disputes and advisory work involving difficult legal or factual issues. Individual members have in-depth experience of the Lloyd’s market.
Work done ranges over all industry segments and a wide scope of disputes, including:
professional indemnity insurance;
claims against brokers;
directors and officers insurance;
international jurisdiction disputes;
energy and marine insurance; and
film finance insurance.
Advisory expertise includes:
drafting insurance and reinsurance contracts and underwriting agency agreements;
trusts and security arrangements;
FSA regulation of insurers and intermediaries; and
participation in the Lloyd's market.
Julian Burling specializes in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law and regulation and related matters.
Geraldine Clark is recommended for insurance and re-insurance in Legal Experts.
Some of the cases we have recently worked on are:
Axa Insurance Limited v Various Solicitors. On-going litigation arising from the failure of the Composite Legal Expenses Insurance scheme.
Winterthur Swiss Insurance Company & NIG v AG (Manchester) Limited (in liquidation) (formerly, The Accident Group Limited) ("TAG Litigation") and in the TAG AIL Litigation. Substantial claims arising from the collapse of the TAG after-the-event legal insurance scheme.
BP Exploration and Operating Company v Kvaerner Oifiled Products Ltd. Dispute over waiver of subrogation rights in an oilfield insurance policy -  1 Lloyds Rep. 307 (Commercial Court).
Craft Enterprises (International) Ltd v Axa Insurance Co. Jurisdictional dispute relating to marine insurance -  2 All ER (Comm) 123 (Court of Appeal).
The Hollywood 4 and 5. Film finance insurance litigation (2002 Commercial Court).
Burrows v Jamaica Power Co. Ltd. Jurisdictional dispute  Lloyds Rep. IR 466 (Commercial Court).
The Society of Lloyds v Sir William Jaffray Claims against Lloyds by names in respect of inadequate reserving for asbestosis liabilities (2002) 146 SJLB 214 (Commercial Court and Court of Appeal).
FNCB v Barnet Devanney Duty of broker in relation to mortgage protection clause  Lloyd's Rep. IR 459 (Court of Appeal).