Insurance and Reinsurance
Blackstone Chambers has extensive experience in litigating insurance claims covering a wide range of areas, acting for and against Lloyds Syndicates and insurance companies in both the domestic and international markets. Chambers is able to offer a team of highly experienced barristers, from junior counsel to silk, who are able to assist in any form of large litigation.
Blackstone’s barristers have been involved in many high value cases and have taken part in litigation that has set precedents for insurance law. Members of Chambers are familiar with appearing in the formal environment of the High Court or Court of Appeal or in the more informal atmosphere of arbitrations.
Specific areas covered include:
Conflict of laws, construction of policies, coverage disputes, non-disclosure/misrepresentation by insured, materiality disputes, fraudulent claims, insurable interest, fortuity, sham re-insurance, illegality of policies, lack of authorisation of insurer, negligent underwriting: claims by Lloyd's names, regulation of insurance markets, liability of insurance brokers, allocation of insurance claims between years/different insurers, and limitation.
Barristers specialising in this area
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 FSMT 2009 / 067
 EWHC 1762 (Comm))
 EWHC 1541 (Comm);  2 All E.R. (Comm) 557;  2 Lloyd's Rep. 367
 EWCA Civ 923