"The exceptionally good Susannah Wakefield of Shoosmiths LLP is noted for her work in reinsurance and acts for both domestic and international clients across a range of disputes and insurance types.'"

Chambers 2019

Our commercial insurance team is renowned for providing a top class service to clients in all areas of the insurance industry.

Our team of dedicated insurance lawyers have a wealth of experience in handling insurance-related disputes which we bring to bear to achieve consistently excellent results for our clients.

Central to our commercial insurance work is our investment in clients and the effort we put into understanding their needs and problems.

Because we act for corporate clients and brokers as well as insurers, we offer a balanced view and genuine objectivity which benefits the whole of our diverse client base.

We understand the unique challenges facing each of these groups and so provide a tailored service to meet each individual client's needs. We will strive to find you practical and commercial solutions, because litigation in any dispute should always be the last resort.

Combining extensive experience, evolving and innovative pricing and genuine sector expertise to deliver a consistently outstanding service, you will find us practical, down to earth and easy to deal with.

Our core insurance services include:

  • Policy cover disputes, excess liability and reinsurance
  • Product liability claims and defence
  • Insurance broker legal support services
  • Public & employers liability defence work
  • Property damage disputes including claims relating to fire, floods, subsidence and pollution
  • Financial lines advisory and disputes
  • Claims involving fraud
  • Professional indemnity work
  • Subrogated recoveries
  • Business interruption claims
  • Marine insurance disputes

Please explore our service areas in more detail to find out how we can help you get the result you deserve.