Alex is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group. He is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 and shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer 2014.
Alex advises London and international market insurers and reinsurers upon all types of direct and reinsurance disputes, across non-marine (particularly property and casualty) and marine (cargo, freight liability and offshore energy) classes of business.
Alex's practice includes defending brokers and coverholders and their E&O insurers, often in major multi-party disputes. He also provides coverage advice and handles the defence of claims across various lines of business including property, energy, cyber, bloodstock, solicitor and IFAs.
Alex has considerable trial experience and has been involved in several landmark cases including the Court of Appeal decisions in Bonner-v-Cox ("the 77 Energy Cover"); Nicholas G Jones-v-Environcom & others and most recently Clarke-v-In Focus. He has successfully acted in numerous arbitrations which are not reported due to their confidential nature.
Having held in-house positions at Miller Insurance Services LLP, Markel International and Aon, Alex’s advice is underpinned by an understanding of how the insurance market operates. He provides tailored risk management training to clients and lectures extensively on legal issues affecting the market, as well litigation strategy. He is a co-author of the leading English legal textbook "Insurance Broking Practice and the Law".