Twenty Essex has a wealth of expertise across the whole spectrum of commercial insurance and reinsurance disputes, both in arbitration (seated in England and elsewhere, including Bermuda) and in court.
Members have acted in some of the biggest market disputes of the last 30 years, including the Lloyd’s litigation; the film finance litigation; litigation and arbitrations relating to the Weavers pool; and arbitrations in relation to the PA LMX spiral. They are instructed for policyholders, insurers and reinsurers, whether UK based or international, and have experience of policies governed by foreign laws (in particular US state laws) as well as English law.
Twenty Essex’s work covers policy disputes, including relating to coverage, breaches of warranty, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, fraud, InsureTech, notification of claims, affirmation/waiver and quantum. In addition, members’ work encompasses related claims, for example against insurance brokers and other insurance intermediaries or agents, and subrogated claims.
Particular specialisms include:
- Liability insurance (including professional indemnity, product, and Bermuda Form)
- Directors’ and officers’ indemnity
- Brokers’ negligence
- Marine risks (including abandonment)
- Political risks
- War risks
For over 30 years, members have edited and contributed to the leading textbook, MacGillivray on Insurance Law, and more recently Michael Miller’s Marine War Risks.