Chambers 2018

What the team is known for

“Boutique firm dedicated to representing policyholders and insurance brokers in complex disputes, with an increasing focus on international work. Particularly adept at undertaking professional indemnity mandates. Also exhibits strength in cases concerning significant construction and financial claims”.

Strengths

A client speaks highly of the team’s experience in insurance disputes, saying: “They are experienced litigation solicitors who understand how insurers think and work.”

One client adds that the firm’s lawyers are “keen legal brains and very client-focused.”

Notable practitioners 

Rob Fink is well regarded in the market for his expertise acting for policyholder clients in a range of insurance disputes. He is particularly knowledgeable in financial lines and professional indemnity. Clients report that he is “very knowledgeable in the field, courteous, diligent and a pleasure to work with.”

David Pryce is managing partner and one of the firm’s co-founders. He has noted experience acting for insurance policyholders in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. Sources speak highly of his ability to dispense “sensible and good advice.”

Legal 500 2017

Fenchurch Law ‘is at the top of its game’ and specialises in acting for policyholders and insurance brokers in multi million-pound coverage disputes. ‘The ethos of the firm is very client centred’, with high-net-worth individuals and companies from a range of sectors instructing the practice in everything from D&O claims to cross-border work as well as professional indemnity, property damage and Lloyd’s market disputes. Legal, energy and construction companies feature on the practice’s first-rate client roster.

Legal 500 2015

Fenchurch Law is a niche firm with ‘strong expertise in acting for policyholders’, providing ‘excellent service and a client-centred approach’. Co-founders David Pryce and Rob Fink head the team. Pryce ‘comes up with ideas that are intelligent but different; his thinking often delivers unexpectedly good results out of unpromising situations’.

Legal 500 2014

Fenchurch Law is “extremely strong in insurance”David Pryce is “a very bright and capable litigator with real tactical nous”, and Rob Fink has “a sound grasp of insurance law”.

The firm is currently advising a number of brokers, including Marsh, Lockton and Bluefin Group.

Legal 500 2013

David Pryce is “always thinking one step ahead”, and Rob Fink is “very aggressive and knowledgeable in the field”.

Clients

“We elected to progress our claim with Fenchurch Law based on their track record and recommendations. Throughout each step we were pleased with their focus and attention to detail, and their drive to move towards a conclusion. We concluded our claim successfully and in accordance with our project plan, and I would have no reservation in recommending David Pryce and his team”.

Philip Holmes, Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Planning (Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust)

“All that is left to say, and no words are really enough, but Thank You”.

Robert, Managing Partner (professional services firm)

Brokers

“Fenchurch Law have always provided me with quick, accurate and commercial legal advice when I’ve needed it. The answers that they have given me have then allowed me to go back to my policyholder client with more information than I would have had otherwise, and helped me plan the best strategy for resolution of my client’s insurance issues”.

Claims Manager, Global Insurance Broker

“Fenchurch Law has been a breath of fresh air to us. A broker’s life has never been more difficult than in this current market, in terms of Underwriters taking policy coverage points wherever they can. A broker can only challenge these matters up to a point, and sometimes specialist legal advice is required to help resolve and unblock and insurance coverage dispute”.

Peter Mileham, Grosvenor

“Fenchurch Law offer an invaluable service to us. They have worked in the insurance market for years and understand how it works. They give sound, pragmatic, and client-focused advice”.

James O’Connor, MGB Insurance Brokers