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Cheryl Gibson

Co-Head of Insurance and Reinsurance

Languages English

Cheryl Gibson is an Insurance Disputes Partner and Co-Head of the Insurance and Reinsurance department.  She specialises in Policy Coverage, Misc. Professional Indemnity claims, and Construction, both CAR and disputes against construction professionals. She also advises on a variety of contentious and non-contentious insurance matters, acts in adjudications, mediations and litigation. Cheryl has regularly been recommended as a Leading Individual for Professional Negligence in Legal 500. 

Cheryl has handled disputes involving most professionals, including engineers, architects, project managers, D&B contractors, facilities management professionals, and has monitored claims in a variety of jurisdictions.

Cheryl’s experience includes the successful defence of a claim against a firm of surveyors in the Court of Appeal and the defence of the designers of the Wembley Stadium arch and roof. She is involved in numerous claims on groundwork, structures, infrastructure projects, M&E, facades and building safety.  Cheryl was also instructed in one of the The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021.


Cannon Place                            College Square
78 Cannon Street                      2 Anchor Road
London                                       Bristol
EC4N 6AF                                   BS1 5UE
United Kingdom                       United Kingdom

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  • Contributor to the market publication “Insurance Broking Practice and the Law”
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  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham 
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CMS further expands its Hong Kong Shipping and Insurance practice with...
International law firm CMS has further strengthened its shipping and insurance offering with the appointment of Richard Oakley in its Hong Kong office. Richard, who is a solicitor and master mariner...
Insurance Legislation Zone
The Insurance Act 2015, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 and Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 introduced major changes to insurance law in the UK. These include changes to the duty of fair presentation, insurers’ remedies for breach of warranty and fraudulent claims, the time within which insurance claims must be paid and a new regime for third party claims against insurers.Our Insurance Legislation Zone offers an easy to use one-stop resource, outlining the changes and providing analysis of cases decided under the new legislation.
“All reasonable endeavours” considered by the High Court
A property development company has been awarded damages of £13.4 million after negotiations to develop an ‘eco-town’ in Oxfordshire broke down. In Brooke Homes (Bicester) Limited v Portfolio Property...
COVID-19 Insurance Implications
The COVID-19 pandemic has extracted a terrible toll on human life and has caused sig­ni­fic­ant disruption to business and investment worldwide. The true economic impact of the pandemic remains to be determined...
Surveyors acting as LPA receivers: no breach of duty found where selling...
A recent High Court decision considered the duty of Law of Property Act (LPA) receivers when selling secured property to an associated company of the creditor. The LPA receivers were chartered surveyors...
Liability insurance: insurers successfully defend claim under Third Parties...
A recent decision of the High Court provides a useful example of how the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 may operate in cases where third parties bring a claim directly against a defendant’s...
Construction PI: a reminder of the importance of establishing a duty of...
The TCC held in BDW Trading Limited v Integral Geotechnique (Wales) Limited that a geotechnical engineer did not owe a duty of care to a purchaser of a development site where the report had been prepared...
Scope of duty owed by project monitors
In a decision relevant to project monitors and surveyors, and, indeed, professionals in general, the Court of Appeal has considered the scope of a professional’s duty of care against the backdrop of...
Surveyor’s PI: causation – application of the ‘but for’ test 
In welcome news for valuers and their insurers, the Supreme Court has over-turned an unfavourable judgment in the Court of Appeal concerning whether or not an allegedly negligent valuation was causative...
Surveyors PI: Limitation and Summary Judgment in Lenders' Claims 
The judgment in Bridging Loans Limited v Toombs is a welcome decision for valuers in supporting the adoption of a robust stance when faced with a lender’s overvaluation claim which has limitation issues...
Surveyors' PI: Negligent Overvaluations, the Margin of Error and Causation
The wave of judgments concerning valuers claims (see Surveyors’ PI: overvaluations and contributory negligence and Surveyors’ PI: application of the ‘but for’ test) continues with the decision...
Financial grounds for resisting adjudication enforcement
In the recent case of LXB RP (Crown Road) Ltd v Squibb Group Ltd, the Court enforced an adjudicator’s decision, finding no grounds upon which to exercise its discretion and refuse enforcement of the...