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Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England

Position

General commercial lawyer with particular specialism in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law and regulation. Drafting insurance and reinsurance policies, underwriting agency agreements and UK and overseas security trust arrangements. FSMA Part VII insurance business transfers. Insurance intermediaries. Legislative drafting, including transposition of EU directives. Financial services regulation. Commercial arbitrator and mediator. Expert witness on English law in foreign proceedings.

Career

Called 1976, Middle Temple; in-house Corporation of Lloyd’s 1985-2010 (Counsel to Lloyd’s 1995-2010) (dealing with most aspects of participation in the Lloyd’s and London insurance markets); Commercial Bar 1978-85, 2010 to date; guest lecturer on insurance law and regulation, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London 2008 to date; FCIArb, CEDR-accredited mediator. Publications of note: author, ‘Lloyds: Law and Practice’ Informa, 2013; joint editor and contributor, ‘Research Handbook on International Insurance Law & Regulation’, Edward Elgar, 2012; contributor to Clarke, ‘The Law of Insurance Contracts’, Informa, 6th edition 2009 and looseleaf; contributor to Butterworth’s ‘Annotated Financial Services and Markets Act’ (online); contributor, Mance, Merkin & Goldrein, ‘Insurance Disputes’, Informa, 3rd edition, 2011.

Languages

Conversational French and German.

Memberships

ARIAS (UK) Arbitration Panel Member; CIArb; London Court of International Arbitration; Inrem; committee member British Insurance Law Association 2002 to date, chairman 2009-2010, vice-president; COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

King Edward’s School, Birmingham; St John’s College, Cambridge (MA; LLB).