Fleur is a partner in our professional liability team.  Her practice is split roughly 40/60 between coverage instructions and defence work.

Fleur regularly advises insurers on the response of financial lines policies, with a special interest in professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) and pension trustee liability coverage issues.

Fleur’s defence work focusses on claims against financial professionals and brokers, as well as construction disputes (where she acts mainly for professional consultants, including architects, engineers and surveyors). 

Time in-house has provided Fleur with invaluable insight in relation to insurers’ priorities and drivers. 

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2002

She's been very helpful, we had issues that we needed some bodies in the office for and she came in on a Saturday to help. Not many people would do that.

The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2019

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • “She's been very helpful, we had issues that we needed some bodies in the office for and she came in on a Saturday to help. Not many people would do that.”
    The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2019
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    ... “very commercially astute”
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
  • Recommended Lawyer for Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation
    “a highly shrewd fighter; no one can pull the wool over her eyes.” 
    The Legal 500 UK 2017

Work highlights

  • A US$40 million claim against a professional trustee relating to administration of a fractional ownership trust in connection with a hotel and villa complex in St Lucia.
  • A complex claim by SIPP investors arising from alleged misrepresentation in promotional documents for an investment in the regeneration of a biofuels plant.
  • A significant claim against a leading broker arising from an alleged failure to identify its sophisticated client’s insurance needs or to adequately warn it of the consequences of failing to comply with the duty of fair presentation.
  • Defending the cladding contractors in relation to significant “Grenfell” cladding claims brought by a national chain of hotels.
  • A £35.5 million eight-party claim against civil and structural engineers following settlement of a concrete slab at a warehouse facility.
  • An important recent decision where the Court of Appeal departed from the established measure of loss in a claim against a surveyor (Large [2020]).
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017