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Partner. Naomi Vary specialises in resolving political risk and trade credit disputes. She is a leading lawyer in the field of political risk, trade credit, political violence and standalone terrorism insurance. She advises London and overseas insurers and reinsurers on a wide range of matters, predominantly involving coverage disputes, but also relating to wordings advice and recovery actions following claims.

In addition to her specialist area, Naomi has experience in claims involving most major classes of loss, including contingency and bloodstock.

Naomi has worked on political risk and trade credit cases originating from numerous jurisdictions. Her experience includes working on political risk cases involving claims for expropriation, embargo, licence cancellation and selective discrimination, and trade credit claims involving commodity trading and bank lending.


Trained at Herbert Smith, qualified in 1997. Associate at Herbert Smith until May 2002; June 2002-December 2016 Clyde & Co (Associate then legal director); February 2017-December 2017 Partner, Sedgwick; January 2018 to date, Partner at RPC.


Downing College, Cambridge: Natural Sciences 1989-1992 (first class degree); 1992-1993 Downing College Cambridge Law IB (first class); 1993-1994 Guildford College of Law (Distinction).

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.