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Keystone Law

Work 020 3319 3700
Fax 0845 458 9398

Cordelia Rushby

Work 020 7152 6550
Keystone Law

Work Department

Insurance and reinsurance litigation.


As a specialist in personal injury litigation with over 20 years’ experience, Cordelia represents insurers and their insureds in a broad range of public and commercial sectors. Cordelia also advises on risk management and safety issues drawing upon her detailed knowledge of the claims process and her experience of accident investigations and analysis. She works with clients who wish to undertake proactive audits, review systems and introduce changes following liability exposure. She is often called upon to deliver safety training across entire businesses from the boardroom down to the shop floor. Cordelia’s areas of expertise are employer, public and occupier liability, transport and aviation claims, commissioning and analysis of medical evidence, claims and risk management and health and safety consultancy. Cordelia’s key achievements include: (i) advising port authorities, harbours and marinas on occupier liability including maintenance regimes for estates and safety issues connected with land bordering water; (ii) advising local authorities on liability issues including; property damage, highways, injury, occupational disease, abuse, bullying and education claims; (iii) advising retail and manufacturing clients on employer and occupier liability claims, including upper limb disorders, occupational disease, stress and bullying; (iv) advising clients in the utility sector on liability giving rise to personal injury and property damage; (v) advice on risk management initiatives and development of highway strategy and claims management; (vi) forensic analysis and interpretation of medical evidence for HR managers in connection with tribunals and litigation; (vii) complex catastrophic injury claims.


Trained Eversheds, qualified 1991. Prettys, 1995-2007; Kennedys, 2007-12; Keystone Law, 2012.

London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Keystone Law handles the full range of defendant personal injury matters arising from accidents at work, public liability issues, industrial disease and abuse. The team receives instructions from insurers, local authorities, self-insured organisations as well as income protection providers. Steven Conway is the go-to lawyer for local authority litigation and Cordelia Rushby stands out for representing defendants in substantial claims for psychiatric loss. The department also includes Naomi Hatchard, who has experience in claims involving foreign and multi-jurisdictional issues.

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