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Where disputes arise with insurers you need advice from lawyers who know both the law and how the market operates.

We have a wealth of experience acting for Claimant Policyholders and Insurers. We regularly handle complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FSA) and follow-on actions against relevant professionals, including insurance brokers.

Our experience includes acting on a range of disputed insurance claims arising from the denial of liability and policy avoidance by insurers. We have particular experience of business interruption claims.

Whether you operate in the public or private sector, rest assured our team of insurance dispute experts will fight your corner, offering straightforward advice and guidance at every step.

Our experience
  • Acting for Pride Valley Foods in its claim against various insurance and construction professionals. The first part of this multi-million pound claim involved issues of non-disclosure by Pride Valley’s broker and related insurance issues such as waiver and reliance, which resulted in a reported Court of Appeal decision.
  • Advising on policy coverage and potential waiver issues in relation to a major fire at a pharmaceutical company.
  • Acting for a cleaning business in successfully contesting Insurers declinature because of alleged non-compliance with a warranty following a fire.
  • Pursuing a successful claim against a firm of solicitors in respect of their failure properly to advise on and obtain sufficient legal expenses insurance for litigation.
  • Acting for a number of Lloyds Insurers in a range of technology related claims providing advice on policy coverage and the merits generally.

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Peter Hornsey

Partner | Head of Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3314

+44 (0)792 149 8908

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Tim Toomey

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3317

+44 (0)773 802 8207

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Martin Woodford

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3319

+44 (0)791 232 8152

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  • Melissa Munday is able to do difficult work under considerable pressure. Nichola Evans can marshal a lot of material and gives good advice.

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  • The team fields a number of strong performers and has the capability of picking up difficult cases at very short notice.

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  • Nichola Evans is hugely experienced in her relevant sector. Able to grasp and communicate complex issues. Her sure-footed and patient guidance through unfamiliar Court processes and proceedings inspires confidence. Complete professional

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  • The Ward Hadaway LLP team comprises specialist partners in a broad range of sector disciplines. Partners are supported by efficient, professional support teams. Client communication at all levels and via all media forms is exceptional. Impressive IT support, especially client collaborative hubs

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  • My main point of contact is Ian McCombie. I think he has very sound legal judgment and commercial nous. I think he gives clients confidence that he understands their cases fully and can hatch an intelligent strategy to see the case through to the end.

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  • Ian McCombie – able, engaging and tireless.

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  • High-profile commercial litigators

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  • Robert Glassford: an experienced and tactical litigator. Sound strategic approach backed up with robust legal analysis

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  • Great technical knowledge while also commercially aware. Fantastic support for the counsel team and excellent client handling.

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