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A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law

Insurance & Reinsurance

Insurance and reinsurance are fundamental components of our work. Many of our barristers have been recognised in the legal directories as leaders in their field in insurance related disputes.

Our insurance  work ranges across all types of claims that insurers can be asked to indemnify, and to which they can be subrogated. Our insurance barristers are specialists in all types of actions involving insurers and insurance cover, ranging from death and personal injury, property damage, public liability, employer’s liability and health & safety, professional liability, construction and shipping.

We have significant experience in policy coverage work, on behalf of assureds, insurers or reinsurers. Our barristers advise regularly on coverage and avoidance issues, whether in relation to misrepresentation and non-disclosure, policy interpretation, causation issues, notification, or other issues. Our work covers all types of policies, including standard forms and bespoke wording, and covers both insurance and reinsurance.


Paul Reed QC, who is joint Head of Chambers and leads the Construction and Insurance teams, has written a book on Construction All Risks Insurance (CAR), with contributions from a number of Hardwicke members. This unique and indispensable reference guide offers a comprehensive and contextual analysis of CAR insurance. Find out more about the Construction All Risks Insurance book (including how to order).

Who we act for 

  • Assureds
  • Brokers
  • Insurers
  • Lloyds’ underwriters
  • P&I clubs
  • Solicitors

Our areas of work include: 

Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact a member of our Practice Management Team on +44 (0)20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk.