Ben Gold > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Professional and Financial Risks (Insurance Group)

Position

Partner specialising in directors’ and officers’ liability and financial institutions and professional indemnity claims, including crime policies. In addition, Ben has experience of construction claims (in particular coverage disputes) and binding authority disputes.  He also drafts and advises insurers and brokers on policy wordings.

Ben is as an excellent technical lawyer, who prides himself on providing clear, commercial and strategic advice. He is instructed by insurers and insureds to defend liability claims – recent instructions include defending a director against civil claims brought by a liquidator, advising directors on responding to an Insolvency Service investigation and drafting submissions to the Insolvency Service for a director to deter the commencement of disqualification proceedings. He also advises insurers on complex coverage disputes – recent instructions include the successful defence of D&O insurers in an arbitration brought against them by the liquidator of a collapsed Bank and the defence of a PI insurer in an (ongoing) arbitration brought against it pursuant to the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010. 

Many of Ben’s cases are international and he has considerable experience of Eastern European jurisdictions.

Career

Called to the Bar of England Wales in 2005; joined RPC in 2008. Whilst at RPC, has undertaken secondments with financial lines claims teams at Travelers Insurance, Arch Insurance and Generali.

Memberships

Middle Temple; BILA.

Education

City of London School for Boys; University of Leeds (first class); BPP Law School (CPE & BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

RPC fields an impressive professional negligence team covering all core areas, from construction and legal to financial, as well as a well-regarded practice in cyber and technology professional negligence claims. The firm ‘deals with the most substantial cases with great experience and depth’ defending high-stakes claims against national and international financial institutions, acting for leading international law firms, Big Four accountancy firms and construction specialists from contractors to engineers. Nick Bird is ‘a delight to work with and has an amazing tactical brain’, while Karen Morrish acts for accountants, lawyers and brokers in complex disputes, often involving top 30 law firms. Tim Bull is an expert in defending a wide range of clients, from solicitors to offshore financial and corporate service providers. Recently promoted partner Ben Gold is another key name, leading on a number of cases, while Michael Newham has recently joined from Mayer Brown International LLP; he defends claims and regulatory investigations against a range of financial professionals.