Insurance and Reinsurance

Our Insurance and Reinsurance Team has extensive experience of advising major (re)insurers in the London, Bermudian and International markets.

We adopt a practical, pragmatic, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach, focusing on delivering solutions and resolutions.

The practice comprises two distinct areas – Coverage and Contentious (Re)Insurance (Non-Marine and Marine) and Non-contentious.

Our experience and client base

Coverage and Contentious (Re)Insurance (Non-Marine and Marine)

The team provides advice on complex (Re)insurance claims across most areas of Non-marine and Marine (Re)insurance, with many years of industry experience, priding itself as being “part of the market”. Clients are drawn from the London Market (both Lloyd’s and Company), Bermuda, North America and Europe.

Much of the team’s work is international in nature, and our experts have been heavily involved in many of the major market issues over the last 25 years, dealing with coverage disputes in excess of 60 jurisdictions and often acting as co-ordinating counsel working with experienced overseas practitioners.

Should commercial resolutions not be possible the team has in depth experience of litigating and arbitrating disputes, both in the UK and abroad.


We have wide-ranging experience of advising general insurance businesses in the London Market, businesses operating outside the City of London, and on an international basis.

Our team has developed significant relationships with managing general agents from start-ups to established players, who have a growing presence in the marketplace. We also act for a number of other insurance businesses including claims handling operations, regional brokers and insure techs.

On the non-contentious side, the team is regularly involved in drafting wordings, structuring programmes (in particular for Captives) and global programmes. The non-contentious team has also worked with both Lloyd’s brokers and non-Lloyd’s brokers, cover holders, MGAs, Lloyd’s syndicates and third-party insurance intermediaries and service providers operating in the general insurance market. The scope of our advice covers a broad range of matters including corporate/M&A advisory work, governance and FCA insurance regulation, underwriting, claims and run-off arrangements.

Birketts has a niche team which specialises in the sale and purchase of Lloyd’s Limited Liability Vehicles, through which private or corporate investors can invest capital into the London market.

Our expertise

  • (Re)insurance (Non-marine and Marine) coverage and contentious
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Policy advice
  • Authorisation
  • Regulatory
  • Compliance
  • International
  • Governance
  • Lloyd’s NameCos

Their lawyers have good technical knowledge, are proactive and have a pragmatic approach.

Chambers [UK 2023]

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