Working closely with a range of clients including insurance companies, brokers, adjusters and corporates, I handle coverage issues, wordings and disputes, but also a wide range of complex claims. These can arise from employers’ and public liability policies as well as motor, construction, property, cyber liability, D&O and management liability policies.
My experience of preventing or mitigating the effect of a serious incident that would have significant financial and reputational impacts on a client’s business can be crucial. I also provide close support to clients faced with a potentially damaging inquiry, investigation, or prosecution, who need experienced and effective help immediately. I also provide support on insurance risk due diligence for colleagues and clients involved in merger and acquisitions.
Outside work, I am married to an Aussie and have three incredible daughters. I am an England Athletics Middle Distance Coach, hoping to discover the next Steve Cram or Laura Muir.
Avoid thinking “it can never happen to us”; in an uncertain and risky world, the likelihood of a significant event happening is higher than ever. Be prepared.
Identify the key risks to your business which would have the most serious impact if they were to arise. Be meticulous in your planning, training and testing.
If a major event occurs, don’t panic; think clearly and respond appropriately, above all “control the controllables!”
You have been recommended to me as a solicitor with considerable experience in regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Would you be able to act on my behalf?
Yes, providing there are no conflicts with any other parties that may be involved.
The police and HSE are on site asking for us to provide documents and interview witnesses; what should we do?
Stay calm. Are you able to send me copies of the documents sought so I can review them and advise whether you need to disclose them? Can you put the lead investigator on the telephone so I may speak to him/her about the event and their requests?
How long is the investigation likely to take?
The reality is that a thorough investigation will be carried out to determine whether the event occurred through a material breach of regulation. This can be wide ranging and will take time, so be prepared. I will liaise closely with the regulatory body conducting the investigation to ensure that it is concluded as quickly as possible, with as little commercial and reputational impact on your business.
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