Sam specialises in professional indemnity claims and policy coverage disputes. His practice is focused on a diverse range of professionals including architects, engineers, insurance brokers and solicitors as well as building contractors. He acts in relation to a wide range of matters from those which are high value and complex to those that are lower value and less complex. He has also dealt with significant property damage claims. He acts in court proceedings as well as at the pre-action stage of claims. He also frequently acts in arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. His proactive, innovative and commercial approach has resulted in impressive results for both insureds and their insurers.
Non-contentious work forms part of Sam’s practice. He is responsible for drafting various professional indemnity policies as well as other policies. He advises on appointments, building contracts and collateral warranties on behalf of a range of professionals and others engaged in the construction arena.
Sam’s previous experience includes having worked as a claims handler for another large professional indemnity practice. He has also undertaken secondments at different insurers. This experience means that Sam has a good insight into both insurers’ and insureds’ requirements. This experience has helped Sam develop different legal advice schemes to enable insureds and insurers reduce or mitigate their exposure to claims.