Members of Chambers act for or against insurance brokers where there are allegations of breach of duty, including failures to select appropriate cover, obtain the necessary information from clients, give appropriate advice on disclosure of material facts, or as to the scope and limitations of the cover under different policies and the failure to give notice of claims.

Members’ experience in this area includes:

  • The defence of a £4.6m claim for alleged failure to advise of a burglar alarm warranty.
  • A £500k claim for alleged failure to advise on the correct amount of cover for business interruption.
  • a substantial damages claim arising out of the alleged under-insurance of the Michelin starred Pied-a-Terre restaurant following a fire.



Hailsham Chambers