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Anna Crew

PI & Claims Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Anna Crew is the PI & Claims Partner for CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP based in the UK.

Previously, Anna led the Solicitors’ PI team in London and advised on areas including coverage disputes, policy wordings and professional indemnity defence work on behalf of solicitors, barristers and brokers.

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Anna "has a very reassuring presence” and “really gets the practical reality of matters"

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Relevant experience

  • Top 10 City law firms: including large corporate, pensions and tax related claims, multi-party disputes; large commercial property related claims; very substantial claims relating to mishandled litigation.
  • Insurers: in connection with claims against law firms arising out of mortgage fraud.
  • Insurers: coverage matters, including aggregation issues and other policy operation issues.
  • Broker: customising policy wordings for large international law firms.
  • Administrators and liquidators of law firms: insurance issues arising out of insolvencies.
  • Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited and barristers they indemnify: including substantial claim against Leading Counsel.
  • Insurance brokers: various claims, including claims arising out of the placement of Solicitors’ PI programmes.
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  • Editor of and a principal contributor to “Solicitors’ Claims: A Practical Guide”, published with Sweet & Maxwell in October 2013.
  • Co-contributor to the market publication “Insurance Broking Practice and the Law”.
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  • 2002 - LPC, University West of England (UWE), Bristol
  • 2001 - LLB Honours, University of Exeter, Exeter
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