Victoria Sherratt > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Victoria Sherratt is head of RPC’s UK Property Team and is one of the market-leading experts in Property Insurance.

Having specialised in property insurance for nearly 20 years, Victoria has extensive experience of the UK Property Market.

She advises on the full range of first- and third-party property policies, including Property Owners, Operational PFI , Contractors All Risk and Jewellers Block, dealing with commercial and industrial risks both within the UK and internationally.

She has extensive experience advising on policy coverage and adjustment issues, defence of liability claims and subrogated recoveries ranging from jewellery theft to fires in waste processing, recycling and renewable energy plants.

Known for her commerciality, she has developed longstanding client relationships with leading UK insurers. She has a track record of providing concise, high quality advice to help insurers avoid/resolve disputes and limit exposure, and for delivering results when it matters.

Victoria is recommended by leading legal directories and insurance-focussed market surveys such as the Gracechurch Report.


Trained Hextall Erskine; qualified 1999; solicitor Hextall Erskine 1999-2000; associate, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert 2000-07; associate director, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert 2007-09; partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert 2009-11; partner, RPC 2011.

Contributed to Tottel’s Insurance Handbook – 4th edition; Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters’ Business Interruption Wording Review.




  • Insurance Institute of London Property Committee
  • Insurance Institute of London Research Study Committee
  • Council of the Insurance Institute of London
  • Chartered Institute of Insurers
  • London Business Interruption Association


Howell’s School, Cardiff; Birmingham University (History, BA (Hons), 1994); Bristol University (MA Legal Studies, 1996).

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.