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Work 020 3060 6000
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Alexandra Anderson

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6499
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/alexandra-anderson
RPC

Work Department

Construction.

Position

Alexandra is an insurance lawyer with particular expertise in both construction and surveyors’ claims. On the construction side, she acts predominantly for architects and engineers and has been involved in many complex and high-value disputes involving projects in the UK and worldwide, in litigation, adjudication and arbitration.

Alexandra also has a wealth of experience in acting for surveyors, both via their insurers and upon direct instructions. She has been involved in advising on and defending a wide variety of claims, arising from all aspects of the typical surveying practice, from survey and valuation to property management. She acts for many of the largest UK practices, and has led the successful defence of a number of valuation claims which now help define the law in this area, including K/S Lincoln and others v CB Richard Ellis Hotels Ltd and Titan v Colliers.  She also works with the RICS on various risk management and education issues and sits on their residential cross-sector and market liaison groups. 

Alexandra is a regular speaker and author on a wide range of topics affecting both construction professionals and surveyors, is co-editor of Hogarth’s ‘Insurance for the Construction Industry’ and was involved in the 2008, 2011 and 2016 revisions to the RICS minimum terms. She also chairs RPC's Female Insurance Group, which puts women from across the insurance industry in touch with one another for support and professional development.

Career

Pupillage Enterprise Chambers 1996-97 and 3 Stone Buildings 1997; squatted 3 Stone Buildings 1997-98; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 1998; qualified 2003; partner Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 2004.

Member

TeCSA.

Education

Wycombe Abbey School; University of Leicester (1993 LLB Hons); Inns of Court School of Law (1996 Bar finals).

Leisure

Sport (lacrosse, running, scoring cricket, watching rugby and football); cinema; music.


London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

RPC‚Äôs ‚Äėpractical‚Äô team is active in disputes across the legal, construction, technology, cyber and financial sectors. The team is defending Marsh in a ¬£50m claim brought by NatWest relating to the placement of its public liability policy and is advising several major insurers on regulatory issues and various complaints made against a self-invested personal pensions operator. Aviva, AIG, Libra and Barbican are also key clients. Tim Bull¬†heads the professional and financial risks team;¬†Paul Castellani¬†is ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô; Alexandra Anderson¬†heads the construction insurance team, where Alan Stone¬†is also active; Simon Greenley¬†is regularly instructed on capital markets and financial services disputes; Nick Bird¬†has an ‚Äėeye for detail‚Äô and is ‚Äėsound on strategy‚Äô; James Wickes¬†handles claims against financial professionals and institutions; and Simon Laird¬†is head of insurance. Senior associate Laura Stocks¬†focuses on solicitors‚Äô negligence, while Tom Green, who is also a senior associate, handles construction-related disputes. Legal directors Alison Clarke¬†and Rachael Healey¬†are also recommended. Karen Morrish¬†recently joined from Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold LLP. The department is based across the firm‚Äôs Bristol and London offices.

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