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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Ed Anderson

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Business and Professional Risk


Ed recently re-joined Browne Jacobson’s financial and professional risks team in London. 

Recent experience includes:

  • Defending a £65m claim against solicitors arising out of an oligarch’s divorce.
  • Advising insurers on a £13m pensions claim against financial advisers involving a Qualifying Overseas Investment Scheme
  • Defending insolvency practitioners accused of £1.5m fraudulent overbilling on an administration/liquidation. 
  • Defending accountants against a £2m tax avoidance claim brought by a premier league football manager. 


  • 2008 – 2017 Head of Legal and Financial Lines, Beale & Company Solicitors LLP
  • 2001 – 2008 Head of FPR London, Browne Jacobson
  • 1999-2001 Crutes Solicitors
  • 1996-1998 Pinsent Curtis Solicitors
  • 1993-1996 James Chapman & Co Solicitors


British Insurance Law Association


  • 1992 LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield
  • 1993 Law Society Finals, College of Law York
  • Solicitor admitted October 1995

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

At Browne Jacobson LLP, ‘the overall level of service is excellent’ and the team ‘provides balanced, considered, high-quality advice on a very wide range of coverage’; its ‘combined business acumen is excellent and the lawyers are some of the best in field in the London market’. Jonathan Newbold heads the group, which comprises seven partners, 11 solicitors and four claims handlers. One of the firm’s leading partners for contentious insurance claims, he primarily acts on behalf of underwriters, from whom he has received instructions in connection with some very high-value and high-profile insurance work. ‘The strong and reliableColin Peck ‘exudes an air of authority and depth of knowledge without being overbearing’. For 25 years he has specialised in insurance and reinsurance policy coverage advice and related disputes involving the London and Lloyd’s market. Another key team member, Francis Mackie, has over 30 years of experience in the London (re)insurance market. These stand-out partners both arrived in early 2017, significantly strengthening the firm’s offering, and the team continued to grow with the December 2017 hire of professional indemnity specialist Ed Anderson from the London office of Beale & Company Solicitors LLP. Add to this recently becoming the London member of the Harmonie Group of insurance law firms and it can be seen as a firm with great ambition in the sector.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Browne Jacobson LLP delivers a ‘truly customer-focused and highly personal service’. Key mandates included defending a solicitors' firm against a £65m claim arising out of one of the largest divorce settlements ever in the UK; defending a QC and the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund against a claim which alleges negligent pleading of a statement of case in litigation against accountants; and defending a firm of patent and trademark attorneys and insurer PAMIA in a claim alleging failure to protect design rights in several jurisdictions worldwide. The ‘exceptional’ Nottingham-based Jonathan Newbold is head of the financial and professional risks group; Michael Howard specialises in professional indemnity claims made against construction professionals, insurance brokers, accountants and solicitors, and is also experienced in cases involving green engineers, IT contractors and recruitment consultants; Ed Anderson, who recently joined from Beale & Company Solicitors LLP, is ‘prompt with his advice and thorough in his analysis’; Jim Hobsley acts for solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors and patent and trade mark attorneys; associate Rhys Davies is active across policy coverage cases and defends claims involving insurance brokers, solicitors and surveyors; and head of business and professional risk Derek Bambury is also recommended.

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