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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
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Web:
https://www.rpc.co.uk

Alan Stone

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6380
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/alan-stone
RPC

Work Department

Construction, property and casualty.

Position

Partner. Alan is an insurance lawyer specialising in construction disputes and professional indemnity claims acting on behalf of a variety of Lloyd’s syndicates, insurance companies and construction professionals, including architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors. Alan's practice has involved him handling many high-value complex disputes, both in the UK and worldwide and across a variety of different forum, through litigation arbitration and adjudication. He is a contributor to Hogarth’s Insurance Law for the Construction Industry.

Career

Trained Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; qualified 2001; partner 2009.

Member

Society of Construction Law.

Education

Queen Mary and Westfield College, London (1994); College of Law, London (1998).


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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South West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

RPC defends insurers and their insureds in the full range of claims from high-volume, low-value to complex cross-border, high-value matters. It also conducts regulatory and disciplinary work, acting for a large number of professional firms. Another area of expertise is policy coverage issues, specifically in relation to design and construct policies. Simon Laird heads the department, which includes Jeremy Barnes, who specialises in financial services matters; Peter Mansfield, who specialises in defending construction professionals, solicitors and surveyors; Robert Morris, who focuses on policy coverage issues; and Will Sefton, who specialises in representing directors facing liquidator claims and unfair prejudice matters. Alan Stone recently defended surveyors Watts Group against the Bank of Ireland in a negligence and breach of contract claim. Legal Director Rachel Healey has a particular focus on claims against pensions professionals such as trustees, administrators and actuaries.

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Legal Developments by:
RPC

  • 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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