Our management liability team brings together commercial awareness, experience and legal specialism to provide effective dispute resolution in a wide range of management liability claims involving directors and officers, corporate legal liability, insolvency and regulatory claims.
At Browne Jacobson our ambitious, national team of insurance practitioners represents insurers and policyholders in disputes involving the liability of directors and officers in SMEs, nonprofit entities, as well as limited and general partnerships.
We act for insurers in assessing policy response, advising on and preparing coverage opinions, as well as defending coverage actions in courts and at arbitration.
We represent directors and officers and their companies in both civil and criminal proceedings, often defending directors in shareholder disputes, directors and entities in connection regarding wrongful trading/insolvency claims, health and safety, employment, civil fraud, regulatory and environmental matters.
What sets us apart, however, is the way in which we work. We not only provide access to support underwriting and policyholders via our MLP Helpline, but also work collaboratively with you, to provide expert, industry-relevant advice in the defence of claims, whilst focusing on achieving the best outcomes for you.
“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."
“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.”
“They have specialist knowledge and experience in handling rather complex claims.”
“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.”
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.