- Legal 500 UK 2010 notes that Wendy has “very good technical reinsurance knowledge, blended with legal acumen”. Legal 500 UK 2009 states that she “has the ability to manage claims in the best possible way”.
Wendy is a Consultant in our London office, who specialises in insurance and reinsurance coverage. She qualified in England and Wales in 1999 and was previously a partner at another City law firm.
She advises insurers on complex and high-value claims under the full range of political risk policies (including expropriation, contract frustration and terrorism), as well as trade credit policies, financial institutions (FI), directors’ and officers’ and crime policies. Also, Wendy has considerable experience of advising both cedants and reinsurers in relation to claims under reinsurance contracts, both facultative and treaty.
Much of her work involves advising on policy validity and coverage issues such as non-disclosure/misrepresentation, aggregation, notification/attachment, conditions precedent, exclusions and claims control/cooperation. Wendy works with clients to resolve issues through negotiation, settlement/commutation, or formal dispute resolution, and also assists clients with recovery actions following payment of claims under political risk and trade credit policies.
Wendy started her career as an underwriter at Sun Alliance & London Insurance plc (1978–1991) and has also held the position of Run-off Manager, Special Projects Unit, at Trade Indemnity plc (1994–1995). Her experience working in the industry for more than 14 years before training to be a solicitor means that she has a strong understanding of insurance and reinsurance operations.
She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and became a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in 1991, when she won the CII Boleslaw Monic Reinsurance Prize and the London Insurance Institute Reinsurance Group Prize for her exam papers.