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Cooley (UK) LLP

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Commercial Litigation
Insurance & Reinsurance
International Commericial Arbitration


Mark Everiss is a partner in Cooley’s London office and focuses on insurance and reinsurance litigation and has handled a number of significant disputes both in the High Court and in arbitration. The majority of his clients are in run-off, although he often represents clients in the live market.

Mark was appointed as a director of the Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (formerly known as Association of Run-Off Companies) in March 2007. He heads up the organising committee of the IRLA Annual Congress 2017. He is also a member of the IRLA UK EL working party.


  • Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association – Director & Company Secretary
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Lloyd’s Market Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


  • University of Wolverhampton
    LSF, 1988
  • University of Liverpool
    LLB (Hons), 1987

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Cooley (UK) LLP is particularly experienced in advising reinsurers and insurers in the run-off market on liability insurance, reinsurance and coverage matters. Practice head Mark Everiss has a strong track record acting for insurers in the run-off market, while David Kendall – ‘one of the best solicitors in the business’ – covers coverage run-off and insolvency, third party liability, political risk, D&O and property insurance as well as reinsurance. Associate Sam Tacey is another key member of the practice. Former partner James Crabtree left to join Keystone Law in November 2018.

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

The London team at Cooley (UK) LLP has recently been busy on transactions involving warranty and indemnity and tax indemnity insurance, as well as Brexit-related issues facing the insurance market. David Kendall and practice head Mark Everiss both handle all types of insurance and reinsurance work, with key clients including the Lloyd’s Market Association, which it advises on matters including competition law and data protection issues. The London team is also looking to leverage its connections to the wider firm’s US platform and tap into the insurtech market.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Cooley (UK) LLP‘s ‘practice group comprises individuals who work strongly together as a team to produce meaningful results‘. Its key strengths are international commercial (particularly oil and gas exploration matters) and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as insurance and reinsurance-related arbitrations. James Maton heads the London litigation team, which also includes Mark EverissMark Deem and Laurence Harris, along with David KendallKevin Perry and special counsels Christophe Bondy and Joshua Brien. Henry Stewart was promoted to partner, while James Crabtree left for Keystone Law.