James Breese

James Breese

Senior Associate Solicitor

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3075
Mob: +44 (0)786 0930 900
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“Having spent a number of years working for insurers, I was attracted to the opportunity to work for policyholders. Fenchurch Laws has a very inclusive and supportive culture, which makes it a fantastic place for my own personal development.”

James is a Senior Associate Solicitor, working across our Financial & Commercial Risks and Product & Environmental Risks practice areas. Alongside the management of his caseload, James leads Fenchurch Law’s ‘The Associate Series’.

James completed his law degree at Queen Mary, University of London. He began his career with  RadcliffesLeBrasseur before moving to Clyde & Co, and then joining Fenchurch Law in 2018. James has previously acted for insurers and worked for a mutual in a claims handling role. He is well placed to draw on his varied background to advise clients on the best tactical approach to resolving disputes.

James is a member of the Junior Lawyers Division, the Society of Computers & Law and the London Young Lawyers Group.


Joanna Grant

Joanna Grant

Partner

Tel: +44 (020) 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.”

Joanna 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.

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 Aaron Le Marquer

Aaron Le Marquer

Aaron Le Marquer

Partner

Tel: +44 (0)20 3058 3080
Mob: +44 (0)7944 578 342
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“The newest partner within the Fenchurch Law team, I recently returned to London from the Asia-Pacific region. I was seeking an entrepreneurial environment in which to put my international insurance law experience to use in the London market for the benefit of policyholders and I’m excited by the opportunity to develop a new practice area for the firm.”

Fenchurch Law Partner, Aaron, leads the firm’s Products and Environmental Risks group. He has managed the firm’s COVID-19 response, advising and representing domestic and international policyholders from all sectors in disputes with insurers over business interruption and event cancellation claims, with total claims values in excess of £2 billion.

Aaron has over 15 years’ specialist experience in insurance law. Prior to joining Fenchurch Law in 2020, Aaron spent seven years in the Asia-Pacific region, having originally trained and practised as an insurance and product liability lawyer with City and US firms in London. In Asia, he served as Assistant General Counsel to the regional headquarters of AIG in Singapore and subsequently established a leading insurance practice at a regional Southeast Asian firm. Recognised as a leading authority on insurance disputes in Asia, Aaron was one of only two insurance lawyers listed by Who’s Who Legal Thailand (2014-2018), was named a ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ by AsiaLaw in 2017 and 2018 and was ranked as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Asia-Pacific for three consecutive years, where he was described as “one of the legends of insurance law”, and “provid[ing] one of the best services from local counsel I have ever experienced.”

Aaron graduated from the University of Oxford in 1995, before completing his PGDL and LPC. He is a member of the British Insurance Law Association.


Anthony McGeough

Anthony McGeough

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 an Associate Solicitor specialising in coverage disputes, and is one of the newest members of the team.

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 David Pryce

David Pryce

David Pryce

Managing Partner

Tel: +44 (020) 3058 3072
Mob: +44 (0)7515 612 249
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“I founded Fenchurch Law so that policyholders would be able to access insurance disputes solicitors with the same specialist focus and market knowledge as are available to insurers. We work tirelessly to create an environment where every member of the team can reach their full potential and is committed to the firm’s cause of levelling the playing field for policyholders.”

Our Managing Partner, David, is one of a handful of lawyers recommended by both Chambers and the Legal 500 for representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. He is individually ranked in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners for representing policyholders in insurance disputes and is ranked as a Leading Individual in the UK in that field by Legal 500. Legal 500 says that he is “always thinking one step ahead” and describes him as “a very bright and capable litigator with real tactical nous” and “an incredibly smart and experienced insurance lawyer who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with anyone in the industry”. Chambers says “David is an absolutely fantastic strategic thinker” and that “he is right at the top of his game and exceptional at what he does.

Before founding Fenchurch Law in 2010, David was a Partner in a boutique law firm that specialised in advising insurers in relation to insurance coverage issues and professional indemnity claims.

As well as being responsible for running the firm, David also leads our Construction Risks practice. His work in that area whose involves representing policyholders in relation to claims under Construction All Risks, Design & Build Professional Indemnity, Latent Defects and Third Party Liability policies. He regularly deals with disputes involving “damage vs defect” issues, “design vs workmanship” issues, and the proper interpretation of ‘DE’ and ‘LEG’ defects exclusions.

He also advises policyholders and brokers with regard to cyber insurance wordings and disputes, including identifying gaps and overlaps between cyber and non-cyber insurance programmes and advising in relation to ‘silent cyber’ issues. David represented the policyholder in one of the first major ‘silent cyber’ insurance claims in the London market.

David is a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in all Higher Courts in England & Wales, a member of the British Insurance Law Association and the Society of Construction Law, and is a Vice-Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, where he focuses in particular on promoting cooperation and sharing best practice between UK and US policyholder advocates.


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.