Insurance

“Blake Morgan delivers a first-class service and is a deserved leader in this area. AXA and the Welsh Government are clients. ”

The Legal 500 UK 2015
Blake Morgan is one of the UK’s leading law firms for providing legal advice to defendants on a wide variety of insurance matters.

Main areas of practice

We provide a first class and comprehensive service that ranges from in-house accident investigation services to post-litigation claims handling. Our insurance specialists ensure that clients are always served in the most commercial and cost-effective basis, reducing the overall cost of litigation wherever possible.

We work closely with our clients to ensure we comply with their specific service level agreements or protocols in the ways they want their claims handled. 

Our highly rated lawyers are experts not only in the substantive law but also in our clients’ businesses and processes and we place enormous importance resolving cases as quickly as possible.

Areas in which we have a reputation for providing the best possible advice include:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Employer's liability and public liability
  • European cross-border litigation
  • Credit hire
  • Fraud
  • HSE Investigations and prosecutions

Resolving claims for compensation from injury is a key part of our insurance practice, and our specialist lawyers have the experience needed to negotiate to achieve the earliest and best results possible. Our insurance team has particular expertise in advising on European cross-border litigation and jurisdiction issues and acts for a number of European insurers. We also regularly advise on employers’ and public liability claims arising both from accidents at work and occupational disease.

Our Credit Hire team has been involved in some of the leading cases in this area, and our fraud team has a proven track record for conducting in-depth investigations and repudiating claims for our clients.

The Regulatory team regularly deals with HSE investigations and defending both personal and corporate criminal charges.

Clients

We provide comprehensive advice to:

  • Major insurers - deliver a range of services from volume work to specialist bespoke services, such as policy coverage and interpretation, or representing and assisting their insureds to defend claims against them.
  • Local authorities - receive advice on a wide variety of subjects, from employer liability, to property claims and subsidence.
  • Corporates and self-insureds - on issues that range from a HSE investigation or the recovery of losses from another party.

Clients who we have successfully acted for or advise:

The National Trust Swansea University
Welsh Government Shaw Gibbs LLP
NFU Mutual Insurance Society Ltd NPT Homes
AXA Insurance PLC Bordengate Insurance Brokers
Wales & West Utilities Brit Insurance

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