Tom Corrigan > DAC Beachcroft LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile
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Commercial and property risk.
Tom specialises in advising insurers on all aspects of property insurance claims, with a particular focus on property coverage issues. His experience of fire claims involves acting for both claimants and defendants. He acted for the successful party in Stan James (Abingdon) Ltd v Peter Walker Partnership (legal principles concerning the obligations of an owner of vacant premises).Tom has advised insurers in the aftermath of the 2007 floods. He regularly advises insurers on policy interpretation issues, including where insurers successfully declined policy liability for fraud or breach of policy conditions. His reported cases include Cornhilll insurance v D E Stamp Felt Roofing and the Court of Appeal case Yaqoob v Royal Insurance. He also acted in the case of Porter v Zurich Insurance (2009), successfully defending a claim where the insured set fire to his own property but claimed that he did so whilst suffering from mental illness. The court held that the appropriate test in such circumstances was insanity.
Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave 1985-89; Beachcroft Wansbroughs 1999; partner Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2006 to date. Co-author of ‘The Subsidence Handbook’.
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- Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol
- Public sector > Health
- Human resources > Health and safety
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Commercial property: Bristol
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Human resources > Employment: Bristol
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Project finance and PFI
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Environment
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Public sector > Local government
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Real estate > Planning