Ayo Babatunde

Ayo Babatunde

Associate Solicitor

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3058 3090
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“I was attracted to Fenchurch Law because of the breadth of expertise it has across all lines of insurance for brokers and policyholders. I was also drawn to Fenchurch Law’s openness and approach to neurodiversity as I am dyslexic and dyspraxic. I believe it will ensure I work to the best of my ability and fulfil my potential.”

Ayo is an associate solicitor specialising in coverage disputes and the newest member of the Fenchurch Law team.

Prior to joining Fenchurch Law, Ayobami trained at DAC Beachcroft, completing seats in Property Casualty, Professional & Financial Lines, Commercial Health and Real Estate. Ayobami graduated from the University of Nottingham, achieving a first-class degree, before achieving a distinction in his LPC at BPP University.


Chloe Franklin

Chloe Franklin

Associate Solicitor

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3087
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“I was attracted to Fenchurch Law for their policyholder focused approach. Having worked for insurance brokers previously, their purpose really resonated with my own ambition to help more adequately equip policyholders in disputes with insurers.“

Chloe is an Associate Solicitor specialising in coverage disputes and is based in our Leeds office.

Before joining Fenchurch Law, Chloe was a Technical Claims Manager at a nationwide insurance broker dealing with all aspects of insurance claims, including liability and coverage disputes. Prior to her broking background, Chloe handled liability claims for a number of major insurers.

Chloe studied at Northumbria University where she completed the LLB and went on to complete a Masters in Law alongside the LPC. Chloe is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Joanna Grant

Joanna Grant

Managing Partner

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3085
Mob: +44 (0)7595 192 545
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“In Fenchurch Law, I was delighted to find a law firm that not only shared my ambition to level the playing field for policyholders but whose sole focus was to achieve that vision. I enjoy being part of a specialist, collegiate team with a shared vision and common goals.”

The firm’s Managing Partner, Joanna, is a highly regarded policyholder side coverage specialist.  Joanna also leads Fenchurch Law’s Construction & Property Risks team, advising policyholders in high-value commercial coverage disputes relating to all types of property risks including under Commercial Property Policies and Building Defect Guarantee Policies. Her practice area includes a Financial & Commercial Risks element, including in particular advising on Trade Credit and Warranty and Indemnity Policies.

She is recommended by Chambers & Partners, where she is individually ranked for representing policyholders in insurance disputes and is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading individual with one referee commenting: Joanna Grant is a brilliant litigator. Tenacious, brilliant with the detail but never losing sight of the commercial objective. You would always want her on your team.’  Business Day gave Joanna top billing in its top ten list of ‘policyholder lawyers in UK 2023 providing substantial insurance influence’, referring to her as an “experienced insurance lawyer” whose expertise is “pivotal” in property-related claims.

A significant part of Joanna’s caseload in the past two years has related to Covid-related BI claims. In 2023 she acted on four cases being managed by the Commercial Court as part of its Covid List, and currently has a number of cases due to be heard by the Court of Appeal in 2024.  During 2023, she successfully recovered amounts considerable in excess of £100m + for her policyholder clients who include large commercial clients with household names.

Joanna also has particular experience in combustible cladding cases, advising building owners, managing agents and groups of leaseholders living in high-rise buildings in respect of their insurance claims for the cost of replacing the ACM cladding and/or other defects.

Joanna joined Fenchurch Law in 2016 after 18 years at Allen & Overy, where she gained broad experience in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings and arbitrations acting for financial institutions and global corporates, including advising policyholders on political risk, crime, and D&O policies.

Joanna graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) degree in Oriental Studies and a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, before completing her CPE and LPC. She is a member of the British Insurance Law Association, the Society of Construction Law and Women in Property.


Fenchurch Law Amy Lacey

Amy Lacey

Amy Lacey

Partner

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3079
Mob: +44 (0)7711 701 965
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Amy advises on coverage under a wide range of first party and liability insurances, with a focus on Construction and Property Risks. She has experience of litigation, arbitration and alternative forms of dispute resolution, arising from residential developments, commercial property, engineering projects, infrastructure and hotels.

Amy has specialised in representing policyholders on insurance claims for over 15 years, often involving international risks, across a variety of industry sectors. Joining Fenchurch Law as a partner in 2016, she has acted for owners, contractors, consultants, asset managers, financial institutions and high net worth individuals on recoveries under property, construction, business interruption, public liability, management liability, crime/fidelity and professional indemnity policies.

In Legal 500, Amy is ranked as a Next Generation Partner – Insurance Litigation: For Policyholders.

Amy sits on the Insurance Committee of the British Property Federation. She is a member of the British Insurance Law Association, Society of Construction Law and Association of Insurance Risk Managers in Industry & Commerce.


Anthony McGeough

Anthony McGeough

Senior Associate Solicitor

Tel: +44 (0)20 8161 2198
Mob: +44 (0)7597 585 765
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“I was attracted to Fenchurch Law by its formidable reputation in the insurance market for protecting policyholders’ interests, and by its entrepreneurial culture and ethos that allows its people to achieve the best outcome possible for the client.”

Anthony is a Senior Associate Solicitor specialising in coverage disputes with a particular focus on property losses and commercial/financial risks.

Anthony began his career as a trainee at BLM, acting for insurers in coverage and liability disputes in relation to construction, professional negligence and EL/PL matters. He then moved to Edwin Coe as an Associate and focused on property and business interruption coverage disputes with insurers. His work often included: misrepresentation and non-disclosures; breaches of conditions and warranties; claims in which there were accusations of fraud or dishonesty.

Anthony studied law at Sussex University before completing his LPC at BPP (Holborn). Anthony is a member of the British Insurance Law Association and the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division.


Fenchurch Law Alex Rosenfield

Alex Rosenfield

Alex Rosenfield

Associate Partner

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3082
Mob: +44 (0)7711 702 078
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“Aside from the quality of the work and its lawyers, Fenchurch Law has an incomparably modern approach. We play an invaluable role in the London insurance market and truly deliver on our mission statement of “levelling the field for policyholders”.

Associate Partner, Alex, works predominantly in our Property Risks team, assisting the partners with the day-to-day running of cases, as well as managing his own caseload. He is also actively involved in the firm’s business development activities, including delivering training and seminars for brokers, publishing articles and newsletters and building relationships with existing and potential introducers of work.

Alex has a solid grounding in coverage disputes, with experience including professional indemnity claims, property damage and business interruption. Alex joined Fenchurch Law in 2017 from Elborne Mitchell, a busy litigation practice in the heart of the London insurance market. He trained with BPS Law in Manchester, specialising in policyholder coverage work.

Alex graduated from the University of Birmingham with a law degree in 2009, before completing an LPC at the College of Law. He is a member of the British Insurance Law Association and the Society of Construction Law.


Fenchurch Law Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor ACII

Phil Taylor ACII

Insurance Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)20 8161 2188
Mob: +44 (0)7595 192 742
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“With Fenchurch Law, I recognised the opportunity to use my insurance claims and broking knowledge in the environment of a law firm specialising in insurance disputes, supporting our insurance broker partners and working to achieve the best possible outcomes for policyholders.”

Insurance Consultant, Phil, has over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, is ACII qualified and holds Chartered Status with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joined Fenchurch Law in 2020, after 15 years at Beaumonts / Jelf Insurance Brokers where he was Regional Claims Director dealing with a wide portfolio of clients, major and complex losses and coverage disputes on first and third party claims. Prior to broking, Phil’s background was Liability Loss Adjusting specialising in EL, PL, Products and Professional Indemnity claims.

His key role is leading Fenchurch Advocacy Services; he also assists our solicitors with case work and deals with new enquiries. Phil is a member of the Insurance Institute of Leeds.