Insurance

Protecting the interests of clients efficiently and cost effectively is the aim that underpins Pitmans insurance advisory services.

Our personable team has a deep understanding of the sector, handling complex cases including international disputes, product recalls, injury, fraudulent and property damage claims.

Covering all areas of insurance, health and safety law and dispute resolution we work for corporate clients, insurers and claims handlers collaborating with loss adjusters, counsel, forensic experts and brokers:

  • Casualty
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employers Liability
  • Financial Ombudsman Service complaints
  • Fraudulent claims
  • Health & Safety
  • Industrial disease
  • Motor claims
  • Product liability
  • Professional indemnity
  • Property damage
  • Public Liability
  • Recoveries
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Stress, Travel & WRULD claims

Experience

  • Axiom Underwriting
  • Arch Insurance Europe
  • Covea
  • Crawfords
  • Freightliner
  • Generali S.p.A
  • Go Ahead Group
  • Markerstudy Insurance
  • Reading Buses
  • Saga
  • Sirius International
  • Van Ameyde

Case studies

We acted for an insurer in respect of a claim that an industrial oven was defective and caused an explosion at the claimant’s premises resulting in property damage and large consequential losses in the region of £10m. The matter was settled without an admission of liability pre-action for 10% of the claim, including costs, following an extensive investigation, acquisition of liability expert evidence and a report by forensic accountants into the claim for consequential loss.


We defended claims on behalf of well known motor manufacturers concerning alleged defects in ECU causing users to lose control and crash rendering them paraplegic. We successfully applied to the court to get one claim struck out and in another claim, after extensive investigations, negotiated a without prejudice settlement and without admission of liability after securing contribution from additional parties.


We acted for an insurer in a claim brought against it under a policy for household insurance that was cancelled by insurers because the Claimant’s claim was fraudulent. A counterclaim was brought for the recovery of the sums already paid out under the terms of the policy. The case was heard in Central London County Court over 2 days (with judgment reserved). The Judge dismissed the Claimant’s claim and allowed the insurer’s counterclaim.


We acted for the insurer in respect of a fire to their policyholder’s business premises which spread to other adjacent businesses resulting in losses estimated in the region of £7m. Forensic CCTV evidence was located and a full denial of liability maintained.


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“Ferhat is praised for his “technical expertise and market knowledge”.”

Legal 500

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Chambers & Partners

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Chambers & Partners

“Rick Munro is a very capable and experienced lawyer”

Chambers & Partners

“Just a note of thanks on behalf of my team at Camberwell to say thank you for all your help and hard work recently.”

“It’s nice when members of your company call to discuss the upcoming cases and are prepared to listen and work with us to get the best possible results.”

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