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Work 020 7264 8000
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Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong and 10 more

Nigel Wick

Work 020 7264 8287

Work Department

Insurance and reinsurance practice group.


Nigel acts for London and overseas based insureds, insurers, intermediaries and reinsurers. He handles a wide range of insurance/reinsurance disputes, including those involving marine, onshore and offshore energy, property damage/business interruption, product liability, and professional indemnity, as well as advising upon wordings and regulatory matters. Having worked in the insurance market, his legal advice is underpinned by an understanding of how the industry operates.


Trained Lawrence Graham; qualified 1993; Lawrence Graham 1993-2001; Holman Fenwick Willan 2002; partner 2005; author of various articles published in ‘Insurance Day’ and ‘Lloyd’s List’.

London: Insurance

Insurance litigation: for policyholders

Within: Insurance litigation: for policyholders

The ‘extremely helpful, knowledgeable and experienced’ team at HFW ‘has a good understanding of the London market and its practices and thus is able to give concise and pertinent advice’. It provides dispute resolution and transactional legal services to the insurance sector for both policyholders and insurers. The ‘excellent, practical and common-sense advice’ is combined with ‘good litigators and a depth of knowledge’ in the practice, making it a ‘go-to firm for advice'. A specialist global insurance and reinsurance team of 20 partners and more than 40 lawyers includes, in London, Nigel Wick, who is ‘always willing to go the extra mile to assist, on top of which he is a good lawyer’, and Jonathan Bruce, who is known for his ‘application of the law, ability to manage expectations, and policy interpretation skills’.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

HFW receives praise for its ‘strong’ department, which handles high-value and complex claims against accountants, auditors, brokers, insolvency practitioners, financial intermediaries and institutions, surveyors, architects, engineers and lawyers. It is also experienced in negligence cases relating to marine surveyors and marine salvage work. Professional negligence head Andrew Bandurka is regularly instructed by leading insurance and reinsurance brokers on complex matters, often with a cross-border element; he handles lawyers' professional indemnity coverage disputes and is also instructed on architects' and surveyors' negligence cases. Jonathan Bruce is often instructed by Latin American reinsurance brokers; Costas Frangeskides handles a range of brokers, solicitors and property transaction claims; Christopher Cardona is global head of insurance and reinsurance; Christopher Foster defends significant claims against solicitors; and Adam Strong defends claims against solicitors, architects, insurance brokers, surveyors and IFAs. Nigel Wick and senior associate Rupert Warren are also recommended. David Robinson is now a consultant.

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  • Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover

    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

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