Products & Environmental Risks

At Fenchurch Law, we understand that unpaid insurance claims can be devastating for businesses large and small – and that successful dispute resolution can represent the difference between survival and failure of a business. The range of risks facing policyholders across all sectors is constantly evolving – never have we seen this more clearly than during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simultaneously, the insurance industry imposes an ever-increasing variety of restrictions on cover and insurance claim disputes become more routine.

Our Products & Environmental Risks team is led by Fenchurch Law Partner Aaron Le Marquer. Aaron and his team of specialist solicitors represent policyholders across a range of market sectors, with a particular focus on manufacturing. Our clients, who are typically in dispute with their insurers, fall into two primary categories: domestic and international policyholders from all sectors who have experienced pollution or environmental contamination events giving rise to first party losses and third party liabilities, and policyholders who have suffered losses relating to product safety issues from the perspective of both product liability and product recall policies.  We also regularly advise businesses on their business interruption and event cancellation claims arising from external environmental factors.

Our specialist lawyers offer an unrivalled in-depth knowledge of the London insurance market that enables us to efficiently and cost-effectively identify and deliver the best possible solutions and outcomes for our clients.

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • Defective and contaminated products
  • Product liability and product recall policies
  • Pollution, Contamination and Environmental Liability
  • Business interruption losses
  • Flood and storm damage

Most recently, Aaron and the Products & Environmental Risks team have led the firm’s COVID-19 response, advising and representing domestic and international policyholders from all sectors in dispute with insurers over business interruption and event cancellation claims, with a total claims value in excess of £2 billion.

When serious events happen, some clients prefer to have us involved from the very start, and we provide strategic advice before a claim under a policy is made to minimise the risk of the insurer disputing cover, including providing strategic advice about how to best present claims in order to maximise policy coverage and speed up the settlement process.

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