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Patrick Lawrence QC

Insurance Brokers & Agents

He has acted in many claims against insurance brokers. Not many have reached court, but that may partly be because such claims tend to be rather difficult to defend on liability issues. He has recently obtained permission to appeal the judgment in Environcom v Miles Smith Insurance Brokers [2010] EWHC 759 (Comm). The appeal will involve a close examination of the ability of negligent brokers to escape liability by arguing “you would not have been able to obtain valid insurance in any event”.