Our claims defence lawyers achieve great outcomes for insurers and their policyholders. In-depth knowledge of the sector and dispute resolution expertise, coupled with our pragmatic and human approach means you can trust us.
From complex international insurance litigation to delegated authority claims resolution services, our approachable team provides bespoke solutions to meet your needs.
At Browne Jacobson, when we’re instructed to defend claims against policyholders, we put into practice our innovative processes, enabling us to identify the key issues and perspectives so that, where appropriate, barriers to resolution can be overcome at a very early stage.
Our approach ensures that cases that should be settled are resolved quickly. Cases that should be defended are identified and handled with the right strategy from the outset.
We build strong relationships with insurers, their policyholders and brokers regarding claims arising from most lines of business.
Our experience includes international property damage and coverage disputes, professional liability and injury work, all the way through to intellectual property claims, environmental liability matters, financial institutions PI and D&O.
We work collaboratively with regulatory, counter-fraud and costs specialists who are on hand to offer their expertise and solutions.
Successfully defended Fulham Football Club in a case creating important case law to mitigate risks in competitive sports when injuries are sustained by participants.
Regulatory and civil claim representation in connection with the tragic Grenfell fire.
“A superb team with brilliant lawyers across the spectrum. They stand out for their hands-on and collaborative approach, able to bring to any dispute the right mix of partner and associates.”
“They have specialist knowledge and experience in handling rather complex claims.”
“Browne Jacobson’s professional negligence practice provides an excellent level of service. The team has really taken time to build a relationship with us…they are friendly and responsive.”
“Recognised for handling insurance and reinsurance disputes across a variety of sectors. Regularly assists clients with high-value physical risk claims concerning property damage, construction defects and product liability with additional expertise in financial lines. Capable of advising on international as well as domestic matters."
The outcome of the Employment Tribunal claim brought by Gulnaz Raja against Starling Bank Limited (1) (Starling), and Matthew Newman (2) was reported last month.
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.
Created at the end of the Brexit transition period, Retained EU Law is a category of domestic law that consists of EU-derived legislation retained in our domestic legal framework by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This was never intended to be a permanent arrangement as parliament promised to deal with retained EU law through the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (the “Bill”).
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.
The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.
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.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has released a report setting out the impact of new and changing regulations arising from the pandemic on small businesses across the UK.
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.
A brief introduction for clients for the Damages Claims Portal.
In anticipation of the adoption of the Building Safety Bill, our specialist compliance and regulatory team will give an overview of the measures proposed in the Bill.
With the fast pace of legal and regulatory changes, Browne Jacobson is launching its ‘In-house for intermediaries’ service for brokers and MGAs.
Financial crime is an increasing threat to all organisations. The modes of facilitating fraud have become easier. Being a victim of fraud as an organisation risks significant financial consequences, but also serious reputational harm and loss of stakeholder confidence.
In March the government proposed a number of changes to the Building Safety Bill. The new amendments propose additional protection for leaseholders to prevent them from being charged for cladding work if they own up to three properties.
From 6 April 2022, right to work checks on all migrant or settled prospective employees must be online and checks on British or Irish nationals will be manual (free) or digital (charged for).
The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals England and Wales and Scotland have issued a new road map for 2022-23, providing an update on the resourcing challenges faced by employment tribunals and the steps put in place to address these.
This webinar looks at the three key themes in the decision, and is aimed at sports & social clubs (including safeguarding officers).
Insurance law firm Browne Jacobson has won the Inclusion & Diversity Award at the National Insurance Awards 2022. The National Insurance Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and celebrate excellence in the sector by highlighting the very best in general insurance provision and management.
Earlier this year, the government recommended that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) bring "competitiveness" back into its regulatory agenda. In a letter to the FCA, the government stated that it wanted the UK to be "globally competitive" while encouraging the FCA to "promote competition" in financial services.
In Nissan v Passi, the High Court recently considered the issue of an employee retaining confidential documents belonging to his former employer in the context of the employer’s application for an injunction seeking the return of such documents from the employee.
The Government’s much-publicised ‘levelling-up’ programme brings with it a number of changes and challenges for property professionals which, without careful preparation, could see a steep rise in allegations and claims for professional negligence.
Browne Jacobson’s Manchester based banking and private equity lawyers have advised OakNorth Bank on its loan facility to Apprentify Limited, a leading provider of digital marketing and tech apprenticeships for the North.
As a developing area, key stakeholders in this space such as insurers, and technology and software developers looking to become ASDEs or NUIC operators, should keep a keen eye on whether the Government proceeds with introducing new legislation in line with the report’s recommendations.
In our review of key trends from 2021 and key trends to watch for 2022, we share insights that will enable you to navigate challenges, and make the most of the opportunities across various sectors and lines of business.
National law firm Browne Jacobson has been named again as one of EM Lawshare’s (EMLS) legal partners after successfully bidding to support them in their core legal work.
Browne Jacobson’s national corporate tech lawyers have advised specialist insurtech business Laka on its $12m series A investment round. The cash injection will allow Laka to expand its operations across Europe and support its new retail partners based in Belgium, France and Germany.
The High Court has considered the application of the Human Right Act to local authorities in cases where they are carrying out their statutory child protection functions after dismissing the latest ‘failure to remove’ claim against two local authorities.
Following the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN -v- Poole Borough Council  and other subsequent cases, it is now established law that the mere fact that various steps are taken by local authorities in the discharge of its child protection functions is not enough to give rise to an assumption of responsibility.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure team have advised Canford Renewable Energy Ltd on the delivery of its Dorset Green H2 facility.