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

Insurance

Position

Partner Leigh Williams is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who deals in all aspects of marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance.

Leigh’s expertise covers onshore and offshore energy, power and heavy industrial insurance risks, both coverage and defence. Leigh qualified as a barrister and practised for five years at commercial set 7 King’s Bench Walk. His marine disputes-related experience includes charterparty, carriage of goods, sale of goods and ship sale disputes.

In the non-insurance context, Leigh has assisted clients with ultra-high value disputes concerning company M&A, shareholder interests, joint ventures, bonds, directors’ duties and financial regulation both in court (domestically and abroad) and in international arbitration.

Career

Called to the Bar in 1996. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 2007.

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.