Robert is a Solicitor, qualifying in 1984. For over 35 years he has primarily advised the insurance
and reinsurance community. He conducts national and international insurance and reinsurance
disputes on behalf of a variety of clients (underwriters, brokers and agents) predominantly
regarding liability and coverage issues across a broad spectrum of policy types. His practice
encompasses both litigation and arbitration matters.
In addition, he advises on regulatory and compliance issues and run-off strategies.
More recently, he has been engaged in the establishment of off-shore captive and cell captive
formations. To maintain his rights of audience in Europe, he qualified as a Solicitor in Eire in
He has advised in insurance and reinsurance business, from policy wordings to liabilities arising
and coverage disputes. Throughout that time his clients have ranged from insurance and
reinsurance carriers, brokers, intermediaries, insureds and reinsureds. His approach has been
wherever possible to reach practical commercial solutions.
His practice has therefore been both non-contentious and contentious. Non-contentious advice
on policy wordings across most classes of cover, FSA regulation and compliance, run-off
strategies, disaster management for major infrastructure projects, as well as the setting up of off-
shore insurance entities such as Captives and Cell bodies.
He has experience for over 30 years in contentious work in all dispute forums in the UK and
abroad. This has ranged from major complex loss casualty claims, for a time particularly relating
to rail disasters. More recently handling significant disputes for the recovery of pension fund
investment in insurance launches, and disputes with Coverholders. In many instances, these
have required close interaction with the FSA and FOS.