Professional indemnity and insurance

Our team of specialist lawyers advise clients on every insurance aspect of construction and engineering projects.

We are renowned for our partnering approach with clients, brokers and insurers. Whether you are involved in a project or a dispute in this sector, our team understands the pressures and unique issues that arise.

When wider commercial, employment or property expertise is needed we work closely with other specialist teams within the firm.

Management information

We can provide a suite of reports bespoke to your needs which we are happy to agree. By providing you with such information, we can help you identify areas of risk for your business and offer solutions on how to reduce and manage your claims and/or legal spend.


Services to brokers

The team provides specialist transactional advise to all industry sectors from inception to completion.

We can offer advice to brokers and their insureds on compliance of project documentation with professional indemnity wording.

We regularly advise on the insurance elements of building contracts, letters of intent, professional team appointments, surety documentation and collateral warranties for employers, contractors, subcontractors and professionals.

We offer a full general insurance law service including;

  • policy interpretation and wording;
  • coverage issues and contractual disputes between insurer and insured;
  • non-disclosure, misrepresentation and strongest good faith;
  • insurable interests, subrogation and agency law.

We also advise on wider commercial concerns.

Services to insurers

We provide a comprehensive legal offering and act for insurers, contractors, subcontractors, professional indemnity insurers and insurers on contractor all risk policies.

Based in Cardiff and London allowing a national remit, our highly specialised construction solicitors are able to offer legal advice and support on the following issues:

  • professional negligence;
  • procurement matters;
  • construction projects and contract documentation;
  • fee recovery actions;
  • health and safety;
  • dispute avoidance and resolution strategies;
  • adjudication to include enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions; and
  • arbitration/court proceedings.

Our dedicated team ensure that they understand the client’s objectives from the outset to achieve the best solution from both a legal and commercial perspective.

We help our insurer clients tackle the spiralling cost of claims, taking a proactive approach and making robust arguments. When dealing with claims on behalf of insurers we are adept in all kinds of technical and procedural issues including contribution and multi-defendant proceedings.

• Advised a contractor on its £50m JCT framework agreement with a major supermarket including detailed advice on insurance clauses

• Advised a contractor on the construction of a supermarket store above a railway tunnel which involved complex insurance issues

• Representing a large insurer in relation to subrogated recovery actions. In 2012 alone our team recovered in excess of £3m

• Advised a national contractor in the successful defence of a £2m claim for defective work



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Cardiff
Hodge House
114 - 116 St. Mary Street
Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 033 0058 5077
Fax: 029 2038 8222


London
99 Gresham Street
London,
EC2V 7NG
Tel: 020 7936 3453
Fax: 020 3053 8562


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