Our Insurance team provides specialist legal advice in all aspects of Insurance, Health and Safety law, and Dispute Resolution.
Who do Pitmans’ Insurance lawyers work for?
Our Insurance practice is flourishing, thanks to the meticulous and detail-focused approach of our team and our strong success rate.
Our Insurance lawyers act as legal advisers to insurers, self-insureds, syndicates, loss adjusters and brokers, as well as corporate clients. We are based in London, Reading and Southampton, but we advise clients right across Europe.
We are experienced in dealing with international claims and our reputation is such that we have attracted an increasing amount of work from overseas clients. We have for example developed expertise in defending major Italian policyholders in major multi-party matters and have also attracted work from Israel and France.
Closer to home we act for a number of UK based insurers.
Do Pitmans’ Insurance lawyers have any particular areas of expertise?
Our Casualty team provides a comprehensive range of services from initial accident investigations right through to catastrophic multi-party claims, both in the UK and overseas.
In Casualty work, our main area of expertise is in motor-related matters – notably the public transport sector; here, we act for some of the biggest names, including one of the world’s leading car rental firms and a major London bus operator. We also have considerable experience in dealing with employer’s liability and public liability claims.
Our experience in dealing with product liability related claims have been very diverse including industrial ovens, fridge freezers, cookers, washing machines, dish washers, steam cleaners, mountain bikes, chiller cabinets, television sets, electrical equipment, cars, car crushing machines, motor bikes, radiators, kayaks, fairground equipment, shower screens and pushchairs.
Our Property damage team provides a comprehensive range of services to household and commercial insurers and self insured in recovering their outlays from the 3rd parties.
Our dedicated Insurance teams have the skill and expertise to handle a wide range of cases across a variety of sectors. We are highly skilled in handling complex cases, such as brain injuries, product recalls and international disputes. We are experienced in tracing back liabilities through retail, manufacture and supply chain to establish cause and protect clients.
We also have experience of dealing with Health & Safety investigations involving the Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, Coroners and their agents and advising in respect of regulatory compliance.
Our areas of expertise in Defendant Insurance law include:
- Clinical Negligence
- Dispute resolution
- Employer’s liability
- Health & Safety
- Industrial disease
- Property damage
- Public liability
- Product liability
- Professional Indemnity
- Risk management
- Stress and WRULD claims
Why choose Pitmans’ Insurance lawyers?
As a team, we adopt a proactive claims-handling philosophy and work very closely with our clients to resolve disputes speedily and cost-effectively. We always deliver commercially led advice, tailored to a client’s need to manage risk.
Our Insurance lawyers develop close working relationships with clients to best understand and satisfy their specific case objectives and service requirements.
As part of this relationship, we provide on-site training. Topics we cover include: anatomy of a Court action; compliance with the pre-action protocols; credit hire and the remaining defences; disclosure of documents and compliance with that duty; employer’s liability; fraud and serial claimants; industrial disease claims; how to identify and pursue property damage claims.
We can also provide protocols and guidance which can be used in our clients’ claims departments to help minimise the costs of dealing with claims.