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Our direct insurance work both in the US and the UK principally comprises coverage analyses and dispute resolution. While the breadth of our decades of experience spans all lines, our expertise is most often sought in professional and specialty lines, including D&O professional indemnity, hospital professional liability, employment practices and management liability, and asbestos, pollution and health hazards. We regularly represent insurers in coverage litigation, bad faith actions, and class action lawsuits. The disputes we have brought to successful conclusion have covered a broad array of subjects including duty to defend and reimburse the defense, retention and approval of defense counsel, allocation and contribution issues, recoverability of costs associated with subpoenas and government investigations, the insurability of intentional acts, the “batching” of claims, non-cumulation/stacking, the determination of whether the HPL or GL portion of a hospital’s liability insurance is applicable, and the efficacy of sexual misconduct, criminal acts and fraud exclusions. While we regularly handle the defense of claims made against professionals (brokers and lawyers included), our defense practice is generally reserved for high-value or high-profile matters.

We also have substantial expertise handling Bermuda form disputes, which we have arbitrated to conclusion in London and Bermuda covering a wide range of issues including excess casualty (catastrophic and environmental events), property, products liability (from pharmaceutical products to toxic chemicals and other defective products). We regularly advise Bermudian insurers on policy wording and drafting issues.

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