Ingrid is a partner in our London office and is an insurance specialist whose significant experience covers policy coverage disputes, including product liability and recall insurance, cyber risks, professional indemnity, financial institutions and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Acting for many of the world’s largest insurers, Ingrid has represented many insured entities in litigation, arbitration and mediation in claims relating to product liability, product recall and mass tort.

Ingrid has a comprehensive professional indemnity practice and has advised on off shore trusts’ claims, claims against technology companies, publishing houses, off shore law firms and motor racing claims. Many of the matters on which she has advised are multi-jurisdictional claims and Ingrid has considerable experience in liaising with foreign lawyers, brokers, experts and insurers. Her international practice covers a broad range of jurisdictions that cover the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and South Africa.

Ingrid is President of London FOIL, a division of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers that supports the insurance and reinsurance law firms and lawyers working in the London and Lloyd’s market.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1997

The "exceptional" Ingrid Hobbs has cultivated a strong reputation among insurer clients for her expertise in product liability matters.

Chambers UK 2020

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • “Ingrid is very flexible to our specific requirements. She has delivered a very high level of service.”
    The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2019
  • Notable practitioner for 'Product Liability: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)'
    "The "exceptional" Ingrid Hobbs has cultivated a strong reputation among insurer clients for her expertise in product liability matters."
    Chambers UK 2020
  • Notable practitioner for 'Product Liability: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)'
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    "…the ‘excellent’ Ingrid Hobbs."
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19

Work highlights

  • Defended a supplier of steel for coal wagons involving South African, English and Australian jurisdictions.
  • Advised manufacturers of parts for the automotive industry on product recalls, kitchen appliance manufacturers on recalls in the USA and a FTSE 100 company in claims involving steel ropes.
  • Successfully defending the supplier of panels for a large development project which resulted in a multi-party mediation, and advised insurers in relation to a dispute concerning allegedly-defective paint on a multi-million pound development project.
  • Successfully defended an engineering company in a claim alleging design errors in a roller coaster, and the insurers of a mine following a major landslide which resulted in high value claims under a public liability policy.
  • Advised insurers in the aftermath of a number of major fires, including the total destruction of a health club in west London, the total destruction of a huge storage facility in east London, and a fire at an industrial estate in the Midlands and has considerable experience of surveyors' negligence claims.
  • Successfully represented the Federation International de L'Automobile (FIA) in proceedings concerning allegations of negligence in track safety/inspection: Wattleworth v Goodwood Road Racing Company Ltd; RACMSA and Federation International de L'Automobile (FIA) [2004].
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019