At Browne Jacobson, we have in-depth knowledge and experience of the insurance sector. We combine that knowledge and experience with our leading full-service commercial practice to deliver great outcomes for our insurance sector clients and their stakeholders.
We advise on ‘customer-facing’ and ‘own account’ issues and all associated commercial and corporate activities. We also advise on the implications these matters have for firms’ conduct, capital, operational resilience and regulator relationships.
Our teams include experts who advise on environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability and responsibility, which is increasingly subject to regulatory requirements and investor demands.
We regularly advise on claims defence and resolution, policy drafting and distribution solutions, mergers and acquisitions, sourcing, data, digital disruption, and financial services regulatory matters.
Connection gets results, makes all parties stronger and is central to the Browne Jacobson approach. We work tirelessly to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and to develop strong collaborative relationships with our clients’ teams. Our approach enables us to deliver pragmatic and bespoke solutions which precisely meet our clients’ needs.
Advised underwriters on a complex financial institution coverage dispute involving c.£200m liability arising from a mini-bond fraud.
Advising on an FCA investigation and supporting the insurer through the s.166 Skilled Person Report process.
Advising insurer on distribution deal with a leading bank, including data and technology innovation.
Supporting insurers with the outsourced policy endorsement drafting service and development of new insurance products.
“You go straight to the questions that I actually need the answers to … so very practical and you get to an answer much faster because of it, and understand that we have stakeholders that we need to communicate with.”
This article is the second in a series to help firms take a practical approach to complying with the ‘cross-cutting rules’ within the new ‘Consumer Duty’ (CD) framework. The article summarises what it seems the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking to achieve from the applicable rules (section 2 below) and potential complications arising from legal considerations (section 3).
Claims arising from interest-only mortgages have been farmed in volume. Many such claims to date have sought to drive a narrative that interest-only mortgages are an inherently toxic product and brokers were negligent simply for suggesting them. Taylor is a helpful recalibration, focussing instead on what the monies raised by the mortgage product were being used for and whether the client understood the inherent risks.
This article is the first in a series aimed to help firms get to grips on a practical basis with the ‘cross-cutting rules’ within the new ‘Consumer Duty’ framework.
Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance lawyers have advised leading private equity investor, Rcapital Partners LLP (Rcapital) on its majority stake acquisition of managing general agents (MGAs), UK General Insurance Ltd (UKG) and Precision Partnership Limited (PPL) alongside Montague Investment Group LLP who are taking a minority stake.
Bridget Tatham, a specialist defendant insurance lawyer at Browne Jacobson has been honoured at this year’s Birmingham Black Lawyer (BBL) Excellence Awards, having been named Lawyer of the Year. Bridget was also shortlisted for BBL’s Diversity Champion 2022.
On 10 June 2022 the Court of Appeal upheld an anti-suit injunction granted in favour of insurers by Mr Justice Jacobs in September 2021 restraining proceedings from being brought in Canada and enforcing the exclusive English jurisdiction clause in excess liability policies.
Browne Jacobson has announced its financial results for 2021-22 with revenues up 11 per cent year-on-year to £94m, up from £85m. It marks the 13th consecutive year of growth with a 59 per cent increase in revenues since 2015 (£59m).
As the Grenfell Inquiry continues, how have the Phase 1 recommendations changed the fire safety and building safety landscape?
Here we look at the potential concerns the legislation could have for lenders and the impact it may have on documenting secured funding agreements.
As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.
A lawyer and a HR business partner from law firm Browne Jacobson have been announced as winners of the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Awards 2022.