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Insurance & Reinsurance lawyers

A persistently soft market is one of the few predictable elements of working in the global (re)insurance industry. Most brokers, carriers, captives and corporate risk managers have been influenced by falling prices, and with few signs of a correction, companies must innovate, cut costs, seek out merger and partnership opportunities and do more with less.

Despite intense competition, (re)insurance is a magnet for new capital keen to take advantage of the stable returns offered by an established, highly regulated industry.

Long-term advisors to companies in the market, CMS’ award-winning Insurance & Reinsurance Group has adapted to support the requirements of an industry in a constant state of change.

While CMS is a historic market leader in (re)insurance dispute resolution and policy wordings, our teams also deliver a suite of specialisms that meet the needs of insurance and risk management professionals spanning every conceivable business objective.

The firm provides unique expertise in corporate advice on mergers and acquisitions, employment law to support brokers or insurers with a team or key personnel issue, property advice, structured finance and regulatory and compliance.

The CMS Insurance Practice has worked within the insurance and reinsurance markets for over half a century, supporting both carriers and intermediaries in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our long-term involvement in the sector means that we can support clients to make the most of these new opportunities and we understand the issues businesses are facing today.

Many of our lawyers have worked in the insurance sector, which means we understand the complexities of your markets. Wherever you require guidance, our multi-disciplinary specialists can help you.

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Stuart MacLean
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart MacLean is a partner in the Corporate Group. His transaction experience includes public and private M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate reorganisation/restructuring...
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Mark Heighton
Part­ner
Head of Real Estate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Mark Heighton is the Head of the CMS UK Real Estate Team and is responsible for managing over 150 fee earners across the UK.He has been a member of the CMS Board for over 10 years.  He focuses on all...
Steven Cochrane
Steven Cochrane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is strategic employment law advisor, working closely with clients across a number of sectors including financial services, life sciences, technology and manufacturing. Steven has developed a particular...
Pippa Tasker
Pippa Tasker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Pippa is a partner in the Financial Services Team. She advises on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues affecting financial service providers and institutional investors, such as establishment...
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Karagh Gilliatt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Karagh Gilliatt is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services & Products Team and has over 10 years' experience in financial services law. Karagh specialises in regulated funds, asset and transitions...
Tristan Hall
Tristan Hall
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tristan Hall is a Partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of CMS. He specialises in advising Insurers on resolving complex claims and coverage disputes and defends claims made against Professional...
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Will Dibble
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Will Dibble is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
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Zoe Burge
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Zoe Burge is a partner and Solicitor Advocate in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of CMS UK. Zoe has worked in the London insurance market since 2008 and has a background in commercial disputes. Zoe...
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Simon Garrett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Garrett is a partner in the Insurance Team. He has worked as a lawyer in the London insurance market since 2001.  He acts for a variety of insurers, intermediaries and their insureds in defence...
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Simon Kilgour
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Kilgour is a partner in our Insurance Team and acts for (re)insurers on complex, high value claims and non-standard coverage disputes or market issues. His work is mainly international.  Simon...