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Insurance and Reinsurance


Jim Oulton is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of the London office. He is particularly well known for his work in the professional liability field. He regularly advises in claims in the English courts concerning accountants and auditors, insolvency practitioners, lawyers, trustees, tax professionals and many other professions. Jim’s work includes managing and supervising overseas claims — particularly in offshore jurisdictions where he has very broad experience. 


Leeds University BA (Hons); CPE/Law Society Finals

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s team ‘operates in a way that is forthright and effective and provides a first-class service to clients’. The practitioners are instructed by banks, investment managers and advisers, hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, accountants, law firms, and insurers, acting on the claimant as well as the defendant side. Areas of expertise span investment and trading frauds, insolvency and insurance-related work, and bribery and corruption-related civil claims. Alistair Graham leads the practice, in which Susan Rosser, Jim Oulton and Michael Fiddy are noted.

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Mayer Brown International LLP has a long-established track record of work on cross-border disputes and in claims in offshore jurisdictions such as the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, and Jersey. Its varied practice spans professional indemnity, through to cyber, construction, energy and financial lines. Known for his work in the professional liability field, Jim Oulton acts in the English courts on claims concerning accountants, insolvency practitioners, lawyers and tax professionals. James Whitaker is recommended for mandates in the financial services, and Tim Shepherd defends claims relating to transactions.

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

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Mayer Brown International LLP‘s team ‘has the people and expertise to deal with the most complex litigation‘ handling cases spanning  sectors including construction, legal, accountancy and real estate. The team is led by Jim Oulton and Michael Regan . Oulton, ‘one of the grandees of the professional negligence world‘ is well known for his work for insolvency practitioners, accountants, lawyers and auditors, whereas Regan, who leads the construction and engineering group, is a ‘highly experienced and ultra-calm operator; unflappable in a crisis’. Highly regarded former London managing partner Sally Davies has deep experience handling high level construction and insurance claims, while Jonathan Stone is another key name.