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Richard Harrison specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, especially insurance and reinsurance (including Bermuda Form) and professional negligence. Over the last two decades, Richard has developed a deep involvement within the insurance industry.
Many high-profile cases in arbitration. Reported cases include Phoenix Engineering v UK Insurance (UKSC), Rathbone Brothers v Novae (CA) and EL Trigger (UKSC). Recent high-profile cases include Grenfell Tower, the Not-Petya Ukranian Cyber-attack, newsworthy aviation grounding claims, South Korean toxic humidifier disinfectant death/injury claims, Petrobras corruption claims, export credit insurance (leading defence contractor), liability of offshore professional trustees, World Trade Center arbitrations, the British Airways Heathrow data centre business interruption claim, antisuit injunctions, satellite fuel leak claim, LEC-B etc. exclusions, advising on bespoke merger and acquisition policies, including pension scheme liability coverages.
Richard’s opinion with Colin Edelman QC, commissioned by Mactavish with the endorsement of Lloyd’s, the LMA, IUA, ABI, BIBA, LIIBA and AIRMIC, was deployed in the House of Lords debate on the Enterprise Act 2016. It formed the basis for amendment of late payment provisions of the Insurance Act 2015.
For more information on Richard’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit his full Devereux profile.
Robinson College, Cambridge 1987-90. Numerous scholarships. Called 1991 (Lincoln’s Inn).
COMBAR, CHBA, PNBA, LCLCBA, BILA, ARIAS Panel Arbitrator.
Loughborough Grammar School; Robinson College, Cambridge (1990 MA Law).
Partial to water and ice based sports, fine wine and classic cars.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1
Devereux‘s members are consistently instructed on complex and high-value instructions involving all aspects of domestic and international insurance and reinsurance. Colin Edelman KC‘s cases are routinely at the forefront of insurance law, his recent track record including acting as lead counsel for the FCA at the Supreme Court, which clarified whether a variety of insurance policy wordings covered COVID-19 lockdown-related business interruption losses; and Andrew Burns KC is well-known for asbestos insurance cases, and assisting with direct claims against insurers under the Third Party Rights Act 2010. At the senior-junior end of chambers, Richard Harrison‘s recent highlights include acting for construction insurers in a claim involving one of the world’s tallest buildings.