Simon Laird > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

RPC
TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE
ST KATHARINE'S WAY
LONDON
E1W 1AA
England
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Work Department

Professional risks.

Position

Head of Insurance. Partner dealing with insurance, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Simon has a particular expertise in handling claims against financial professionals and in advising insurers on complex coverage disputes.

Career

Trained at RPC, qualifying into a contentious insurance department in 2005; partner 2010; made Head of Insurance 2017.

Publications of note: Complinet (online resource) chapter on complaints handling.

Education

City University – Law (2002); College of Law London (2003).

Leisure

Watching and playing sport (mainly football, rugby and cricket); music.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

RPC has a well-earned reputation in financial, liability and professional lines, property, power generation, energy and marine insurance and reinsurance lines. Continuing to bolster its bench strength, the firm recently recruited Mike Newham from Mayer Brown International LLP to bolster its coverage practice and on regulatory investigations against professionals. Global department head Simon Laird and James Wickes represent financial institutions, with Wickes being one of London’s leading specialists on W&I claims. Property specialist Victoria Sherratt and onshore/offshore energy, power and heavy industry insurance risks partners Leigh Williams and Gary Walkling, are also highly recommended. For political risk, Naomi Vary is the lead, and Lucy Dyson is noted for casualty exposures in the US, Caribbean and Latin America.