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Alexander Denslow


English, French

Alexander Denslow

CMS London
Mitre House
160 Aldersgate Street
EC1A 4DD London, England

T +44 (0)207 367 3050
F +44 (0)207 367 2000

Alex is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group. He is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500. He advises London and international market insurers and reinsurers upon all types of direct and reinsurance disputes (facultative and treaty), across non-marine (particularly property and casualty) and marine (cargo, hull and machinery, freight liability and offshore energy) classes of business.

Alex's practice also includes defending brokers and coverholders and their errors and omissions insurers, often in major multi-party disputes. He also handles the defence of a wide variety of professional indemnity disputes for the insurers of solicitors, surveyors, accountants and IFAs.

He has considerable trial experience and has been involved in several landmark cases including Bonner-v-Cox ("the 77 Energy Cover"); Taylor Aston-v-Aon; Nicholas G Jones-v-Environcom & others and most recently the Court of Appeal decision in Clarke -v- In Focus. He has successfully acted in numerous arbitrations which are not reported due to their confidential nature.

Alex provides tailored risk management training to clients and has lectured extensively on legal issues affecting the insurance and reinsurance market. He is a co-author of the leading English legal textbook "Insurance Broking Practice and the Law".


Southampton University, LLB and Guildford College of Law.