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Jason Bright

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Jason is a partner in the international insurance litigation and professional risks group. He acts on behalf of primary and excess layer insurers (as well as reinsurers) providing high level coverage advice with regard to international casualty claims, primarily focussing on product liability and product recall losses, as well as large commercial property losses. He also has significant experience in dealing with complex engineering and heavy machinery related claims, as well as on shore energy coverage experience, and IP liability related claims.


Jason was admitted as a solicitor in 1994, and joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in August 2013.

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Jason Bright - Simmons & Simmons

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Simmons & Simmons provides ‘excellent service, quick responses and very technical individuals who will go above and beyond to assist the client, whatever the query’. One of the clear stand-outs is Jason Bright, who is ‘an excellent and extremely approachable lawyer, with an immense understanding of the needs of the insurance market and the difficulties it faces’. Focused on product liability and product recall losses, ‘his advice is always clear and concise and he has the intelligence to find solutions where others wouldn’t’. Overall, the firm specialises in five key sectors: financial institutions, asset management, life sciences and technology, media, and telecoms. The insurance team focuses on practice areas that complement these sectors, such as cyber liability, fine art claims, intellectual property liability and media professional liability claims. Headed by James Pollock, the practice spans Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and includes experts in other jurisdictions such as Latin America. This allows for a crucial cross-border capacity.

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Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

Simmons & Simmons  acts for a number of insurers and reinsurers that underwrite product liability policy covers. practice head Jason Bright specialises in highly complex insurance and reinsurance claims, with a primary focus on large-scale product liability losses, as well as significant commercial property claims and intellectual property liability. Managing associate Sherry Goodman-Smith specialises in complex policy coverage disputes within the product liability and recall, commercial property, media and construction sectors. She also has experience in defence work and class actions involving various jurisdictions predominantly across the life sciences sector, with a focus on medical devices and consumer products. Ironshore, Lockton Companies and AIG are key clients.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of ÂŁ1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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