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Addleshaw Goddard
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Work Department

Litigation - Insurance and International Commercial Arbitration


Partner and Head of Insurance Disputes.

The insurance practice focuses on the representation of major national and multinational policyholders within the financial and professional services, retail and consumer, real estate, construction and pharmaceutical/health sectors. Contentious and non-contentious insurance coverage expertise include: product liability, US mass tort issues, professional indemnity, D&O, employers’ liability, fidelity/fraud/corporate crime, right to light and construction all risks. Specialist Bermuda Form insurance disputes practitioner, with experience of acting in complex, international, multi-party disputes.

International arbitration experience includes advising clients in relation to ad hoc proceedings, as well as those brought before the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LMAA and ICSID. Richard also spent two years working in our Singapore office, advising clients throughout South-East Asia and in India. He is an active member of the firm’s Asia and India Business Groups, having been seconded to two leading Indian arbitration practices in Mumbai and New Delhi in recent years.

Experience of alternative funding methods, including CFAs, DBAs, third party funding and ATE insurance.


Year qualified: 2007
Partner at Addleshaw Goddard since: 2016


  • Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce (AIRMIC)
  • British Insurance Law Association (BILA)
  • ICCA
  • YAF (ICC)
  • Young SIAC


  • University of Leeds, Politics
  • BPP Law School, London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders

(Leading individuals)

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Addleshaw Goddard is praised for its ‘experience in the London insurance market with respect to policyholder representations’. The team handles matters involving business interruption claims, as well as political risk insurance and credit insurance. Practice head Richard Wise has particular expertise in claims related to Bermuda forms and other cross-border insurance disputes.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Addleshaw Goddard‘s team is highly experienced in major international arbitrations involving energy, life sciences, insurance and construction clients. The international arbitration practice is co-led by Jon Tweedale, who is highly rated for international commercial disputes, and energy disputes specialist Simon Kamstra. Also highly regarded are insurance disputes leader Richard Wise; legal director Nathalie Allen, who focuses on commercial and investor-state arbitration; and experienced managing associates Ben Burnham and Canelle Goldstein. Commercial disputes expert Maria Frangeskides joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP in February 2021.