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Bond Dickinson LLP is best known for representing insurers and policy holders including AIG and Liberty Mutual. The Southampton team’s expertise covers a range of professional industries, with a longstanding track record in the property and legal sectors as well as more recent experience in the technology and cyber industries. James Robins, legal director Justin Tivey and managing associate Belinda Fox are the key names.

Clyde & Co LLP fields a ‘first-class’ global professional indemnity team, which handles claims against traditional and emerging professions. Clients include Zurich, Hiscox and Allianz. Tony Nurse-Marsh leads the team, which includes Jim Taylor and Clive Brett.

Blake Morgan LLP’s team of ‘strong litigators’ has seen an increase in claimant representations. Key names include Susie Dryden, Richard Portlock and senior associate Karl Cameron.

Cripps LLP is best known for pursuing claims against surveyors, solicitors and accountants. Russell Simpson and Philip Youdan are the partner-level contacts.

At Dentons, the ‘extremely experiencedJames Fairbairn (who has an ‘excellent tactical eye’) leads the team, which bolstered its ability to act in financial services disputes with the arrival of Tim Constable from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP.

FreethsDuncan Crinedoes not shy away from difficult issues’. Also recommended are ‘tough but realistic litigator’ Clare Bellis and managing partner Sarah Foster.

At Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP, practice head Karim Mohamed has ‘a quiet but steely manner, a very good legal mind and is a very experienced litigator’.

Simpson Millar LLP merged with Colemans-ctts in 2016. The team, which benefits from the firm’s national footprint, includes Andrea Rasmussen, who stands out for her ‘tremendous tenacity’.

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