Practice Areas

Contentious Insurance

William Fry has an extensive Insurance and Reinsurance practice representing clients in all sectors of the industry. The Firm’s most recent contentious insurance experience includes:

  • Advising on the appropriate wording of a Catastrophe Excess of Loss Reinsurance for a financial services body.
  • Advising on the commutation and novation of a book of Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance business.
  • Advising on the wording in mortgage indemnity guarantee policies.
  • Advising a leading company providing title insurance to the real estate and mortgage industries in respect of claims made on foot of its policies.
  • Advising a number of international corporate companies on professional negligence claims made against them.  Such entities include stockbrokers, international accountancy & consultancy firms, international real estate & valuation firms and international insurance brokers.
  • Advising various Construction and Engineering clients, State bodies and an international media corporation in respect of claims by third parties and the coverage afforded to them under their insurance arrangements.
  • Acting for various corporate entities and individual insureds regarding claims on policies such as Directors & Officers, Credit Risk insurance, Product Liability and claims in connection with Intellectual Property rights.
  • Members of the Group have also obtained instructive and invaluable experience following secondments to major insurers in the UK and Ireland.

The Contentious Insurance Group’s core expertise includes advising on policy coverage, the defence of claims, pursing subrogated recoveries, handling fraudulent claims and drafting policies in the following insurance sectors:

  • Engineering, Construction and Energy
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability
  • Product Liability and Recall
  • Commercial and Residential Property Damage
  • Commercial Risk and Business Interruption
  • Reinsurance
  • Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Financial lines, including Market Risk and Fidelity Guarantee cover
  • Agriculture
  • Local Authority