Firm Profile > Fenchurch Law > London, England

Fenchurch Law
40 LIME STREET
LONDON
EC3M 7AW
England

Insurance litigation: for policyholders Tier 1

Fenchurch Law is a specialist firm, which solely acts for policyholders in insurance disputes. The team is led by founder David Pryce, who is experienced in construction insurance claims and also handles cyber risk issues. The wider practice also has a broad range of specialisms; Joanna Grant leads on property risk cases, while John Curran focuses on financial and commercial claims, and Jonathan Corman leads the professional risk practice. In addition to its work for policyholding companies, the team also acts for insurance brokers. Product liability and recall specialist Aaron Le Marquer joined the team in early 2020, and Amy Lacey is recommended for construction risk matters.

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Testimonials

‘Fenchurch Law are easy to do business with. They do exactly what they say they will do when they agree to do it and if there is any deviation from the agreed plan the communication with their client is seamless. Their fee forecasting is accurate and advice is communicated in a non legalistic manner so that options on the way forward can be considered practically, with commercial realism. They are sensitive to internal politics and the needs of various stakeholders.’

‘They are consummate professionals always recognising that their client is not a law firm and has very different client/commercial pressures other than their own. The accuracy and speed of communication as matters have progressed, has exceeded all expectations and indeed previous experience with other law firms. David Pryce and Robert Goodship have been exceptional in this regard.’

Key clients

Lancasters Management Ltd

Ground Rent Estates 5 Ltd

Fenchurch Law specialises exclusively in insurance coverage.

The firm: Fenchurch Law was set up in 2010 to meet the growing demand for specialist insurance advice exclusively for brokers and policyholders. With backgrounds as brokers, claims adjusters and solicitors advising insurers, the founding partners have a unique insight into the market. As a result, the firm is increasingly seen as the ‘go-to’ law firm for brokers and policyholders with difficult or complex policy disputes. The client base continues to expand, as does their work on complex and high-profile cases.

The firm does not contain departments which deal with other areas of work, which means that policyholders and broker clients are genuinely central to the business. The firm exists for the sole purpose of serving the needs of policyholders and insurance brokers. An increasing number of leading insurance brokers retain its services on an ongoing basis, and many London market brokers refer some of their most important clients to the firm.

Some firms encourage policy holders to view the insurance market as inherently hostile. This is not Fenchurch Law’s approach.

Crucially, the firm understands the commercial relationships between policyholders, brokers, and insurers, and does everything possible to ensure that disputes are resolved in a way that strengthens and preserves the long-term value of those relationships.

Types of work undertaken: For policyholders: Fenchurch Law lawyers are specialists in acting for policyholders in situations where an insurer has refused to provide cover. Its unique position and background within the London insurance market enables it to provide specialist coverage advice to all types of clients, in order to ensure the best possible commercial result is achieved. The firm has successfully obtained millions of pounds in insurance settlements for its clients in relation to disputes arising under numerous different types of insurance policies, including professional indemnity insurance, contractors’ all risks insurance, public liability insurance, property/material damage insurance, business interruption insurance, sports personal accident insurance and health insurance.

Insurance brokers: from its offices in the heart of the London insurance market, Fenchurch Law helps insurance brokers throughout the UK to provide an outstanding service to their policyholder clients. Insurance brokers throughout the country retain the firm as legal counsel on an ongoing basis to provide advice on coverage disputes involving their policyholder clients. The firm also advises brokers in relation to various standard form and bespoke insurance policy wordings in use in the London insurance market today.

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Managing partner David Pryce
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nicola Bowen  photo Nicola Bowen Associate
 James Breese  photo James Breese Senior Associate
 Jonathan Corman  photo Jonathan Corman Jonathan is a partner specialising in insurance disputes, with a particular focus…
 Rob Goodship  photo Rob Goodship Senior Associate
 Joanna Grant  photo Joanna Grant Joanna is a partner specialising in resolving insurance disputes for policyholders.
 Amy Lacey  photo Amy Lacey Amy is a partner specialising in policyholder insurance recoveries and advice on…
 Aaron Le Marquer  photo Aaron Le Marquer Partner
 David Pryce  photo David Pryce David co-founded Fenchurch Law in 2010, and now acts exclusively for policyholders…
 Daniel Robin  photo Daniel Robin Senior Associate
 Alex Rosenfield  photo Alex Rosenfield Senior Assocaite
Number of UK partners : 6
Number of other UK fee-earners : 5