Insurance

Our insurance and reinsurance expertise provides clients with a comprehensive legal service for dealing with complex domestic and international claims.

Fladgate lawyers are consistently recognised in the leading UK legal directories for work in the insurance and reinsurance markets in London and overseas. We deal with complex claims and policy advisory work for all interests in the insurance markets including insurers, reinsurers, policyholders, intermediaries and investors. We represent clients in coverage claims arising from all classes of commercial insurance business including financial lines (including professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and trustee liability insurance), property and construction insurance, energy insurance, trade credit insurance and marine and non-marine reinsurance.

Our lawyers have been involved in claims and advisory work in the insurance and reinsurance markets arising from some of the most significant insurance events of recent years including Deepwater Horizon, Costa Concordia, Tianjin Port and Hurricane Irma. Our practice includes international claims work in domestic and international arbitration (including Bermuda Form arbitration).

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If you have any questions or queries please call David on +44 (0)20 3036 7274 or email dbreslin@fladgate.com

David Breslin has considerable experience across a range of complex insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. “David is approachable, pragmatic and has an in-depth knowledge of the market”.

Chambers UK 2018
 

David Breslin has considerable experience across a range of complex insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes. “David is approachable, pragmatic and has an in-depth knowledge of the market”.

Chambers UK 2018

Practice head David Breslin is “very insightful with respect to the London market” and also excels in industry loss warranty claims, multijurisdictional disputes and Bermuda Form arbitration. He has been acting in marine reinsurance, D&O and property damage matters.

Legal 500 2017

David Breslin handles insurance and reinsurance matters ranging from D&O and E&O claims through to major marine and energy disputes. He has particular experience in Bermuda Form arbitration. Clients say he is “pragmatic” and “very approachable,” and that he has a “good understanding of the issues and possible outcomes.”

Chambers UK 2017

David Breslin is very well regarded by the market and frequently handles major international disputes for global reinsurers. “He is a very pragmatic lawyer who is a good strategist and approachable, with an excellent knowledge of the market”, said one commentator.

Chambers UK 2015

The “very good and very high quality” David Breslin is singled out for his reinsurance practice, which includes marine and non-marine coverage disputes. He also handles direct insurance claims.  Clients highlight his “market savvy and outstanding insight into insurance, reinsurance and the law”.

Chambers UK 2014

  • Banks and Financial Institutions – D&O and E&O coverage advice relating to fund management liability insurance, trustee liability insurance, multinational multimedia liability insurance programmes, investment advisers liability insurance and financial institutions liability insurance.
  • US and Bermuda excess professional liability insurers – advice on claims from a US financial institution arising from US class actions on mis-selling life insurance products.
  • Bank – advice on coverage under a fraud and professional liability insurance programme following discovery of losses from a complex internal fraud.
  • Finnish Metal and Minerals Technology Group – advice on contractor all risks insurance claims arising out of losses sustained in the construction and operation of a titanium smelting plant in Saudi Arabia.
  • London and International Marine and Energy (Re)insurers – advice on coverage issues under the Joint Excess of Loss Committee Clause (JELC).
  • Bermudian Marine and Energy reinsurers – advice on Industry Loss Warranty reinsurance transactions and disputes arising from Deepwater Horizon and Costa Concordia claims.
  • South Korean Financial Services Group – advice on International Arbitration proceedings under LCIA rules on trade credit insurance claims arising from the failure of advance payment guarantees.
  • US Excess Liability Insurers – advice on coverage of professional advisers’ captive for claims on US tax shelters.
  • South Korean Financial Services Group – advice on Commercial Court litigation in coverage disputes on trade credit reinsurances arising out of South Korean shipbuilders’ insolvency.