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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Simon Laird

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6622
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/simon-laird
RPC

Work Department

Professional risks.

Position

Head of Insurance. Partner dealing with insurance, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Simon has a particular expertise in handling claims against financial professionals and in advising insurers on complex coverage disputes.

Career

Trained at RPC, qualifying into a contentious insurance department in 2005; partner 2010; made Head of Insurance 2017.

Publications of note: Complinet (online resource) chapter on complaints handling.

Education

City University – Law (2002); College of Law London (2003).

Leisure

Watching and playing sport (mainly football, rugby and cricket); music.


London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

The 'exceptional' team at RPC has a great reputation in the financial lines sector, spanning financial indemnity, D&O and professional indemnity claims. Practice head Simon Laird specialises in this sector and divides his time between Bristol and London. 'Excellent technical lawyer' Simon Goldring and James Wickes regularly handle D&O disputes. The team is also increasingly instructed on trade credit and political risk matters, often handled by expert Naomi Vary, as well as on cross-border and domestic property claims under the leadership of Victoria Sherratt. Other areas of growth are power generation and energy, for which the 'outstanding' Leigh Williams and Gary Walkling are the key contacts.

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  • Cancelling insurance: insolvency and downgrade clauses

    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
    - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

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