Determinedly non-aligned Wordley Partnership was set up to fill a gap in the legal services market for the insurance industry. Bringing together unrivalled City experience and quality on realistic terms we serve the London and International Insurance markets in the widest sense.
We are unconstrained by commercial allegiances which enables us to operate conflict free, and whenever required to act for our clients against major institutions and multinationals in high-value and complex disputes.
Our expertise includes handling international claims and coverage issues in both the insurance and reinsurance markets as well as wider commercial disputes. In addition to bringing with us proven track records in managing such disputes to satisfactory conclusions we are able to advise on innovative costs arrangements and access where appropriate to litigation funding services.
Our partners are recognised internationally as industry leaders and we have an in-depth knowledge of issues specific to our clients’ geography and sector. We offer a range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to the insurance sector, including policyholders; captives; brokers and other intermediaries; managing agencies; TPAs and other service providers, as well as insurers and reinsurers.
We regularly advise boards, risk managers and general counsel of companies, brokers [and insurers and reinsurers] across many industry sectors and multiple jurisdictions. The breadth of our expertise ranges from the commercial, marketing and regulatory aspects of a new insurance product to reviewing, updating or drafting a new policy wording. For larger clients we have been instructed to review entire insurance and reinsurance programmes, including the use of captives to ensure risk transfer requirements are met. We have extensive experience of working with clients in the creation and operation of captives to ensure risk transfer requirements are met. We advise on broker tenders and on matching clients’ risks to their risk transfer requirements. We are regularly instructed by both insureds and insurers to advise on coverage issues and disputes and we also have significant experience of crisis management; whether this be in a complex claim scenario, acting as project managers or acting in defence of companies or their directors in regulatory investigations. We act for brokers on errors & omissions claims. Our insurance and reinsurance work is often high value, complex, and frequently international in nature and we also offer bespoke solutions, specifically tailored to SMEs and start-ups.
We have significant experience across a number of industry sectors, including aviation, aerospace, construction, energy (onshore/offshore), mining, natural resources, financial services, professional services and sport.