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Alaina is a partner and solicitor advocate in CMS’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group having trained at the firm and qualified in 2009.
She specialises in advising on contentious litigation and arbitration claims on a variety of subject matters with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance disputes and coverage, aviation claims and coverage and a broad range of professional negligence claims.
She regularly advises on heavy weight litigation matters as well as international and cross-border disputes, utilising her foreign language skills, and was involved in one of the largest negligence claims of recent years defending a leading broking house where the claims, valued at worth half a billion dollars, concerned an all risks policy placed into the specie market.
Alaina has completed three extended secondments; one as an aviation claims adjuster to a major insurer and aviation market lead and two to the legal teams of leading insurance brokers.
Having undertaken numerous policy reviews and regularly spoken on the topic, Alaina is well versed in advising on the impact of the Insurance and Enterprise Acts.
She is a contributing associate to the leading text Insurance Broking Practice and the Law.
- 2012 – Higher Rights of Audience, BPP, London
- 2007 – LLB, College of Law, London
- 2007 – Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London
- 2006 – Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, London
- 2005 – BA Hons French and Spanish, Cardiff University, London