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Monica Lesny

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, Czech

Monica Lesny is a partner in the Insurance Group.  She handles a variety of professional negligence claims and has acted on a number of high value Contractors All Risk disputes.

Following an extended secondment at QBE, her primary focus is on construction professional indemnity insurance and she is currently defending claims involving a range of professionals including architects, engineers, construction/project managers and surveyors. She has particular experience in M&E and infrastructure claims and in addition to matters in the UK, is currently handling claims in Italy, Hungary, Poland and France on behalf of London Market insurers.

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Monica “knows how to assess strengths and weaknesses in arguments”

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“Super Lawyers”: Rising Star 2013-2015

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Relevant experience

  • Engineers: in relation to a mineral extraction plant in Chile.
  • Architects: high court dispute on the Northern Triangle, Emirates Development.
  • Insurers: in connection with a number of arbitrations brought against architects in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar).
  • Insurers: on a number of high profile multi million fire related claims (against D&B contractors, architects etc).
  • Engineers: claim in relation to a large biomass plant in Belgium.
  • Insurers: claims arising from the design and construction of waste recycling facilities in Greater Manchester.
  • Insurers: on claims and coverage arising from infrastructure projects, and building collapses in Southern and Eastern Europe (including Hungary, Latvia, Portugal and Poland as well as the UK).
  • Administrator/Insolvency Practitioner: claims arising from the insolvency of Sixty UK.
  • Insurers: on coverage claims arising from provision of a new accommodation module to a mobile drilling platform.
  • Farraj and another v King’s Healthcare NHS Trust and another (Court of Appeal) [2009] EWCA Civ 1203.
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Education

  • LLB - Manchester University 
  • LPC - Nottingham Law School
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27 April 2020
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...
16 May 2019
Court of Ap­peal’s view on scope of an in­sured’s no­ti­fic­a­tion of cir­cum­stances
Wheth­er a claim falls with­in the scope of an earli­er no­ti­fic­a­tion is an is­sue that fre­quently arises with claims-made policies. In Euro Pools Plc v Roy­al and Sun Al­li­ance Plc, the court had to de­cide...
04 February 2019
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...
06 September 2017
In­sur­ance: join­ing in­surers to pro­ceed­ings un­der Third Parties (Rights...
The High Court has held that in­surers can be joined to pro­ceed­ings un­der the Third Parties (Rights against In­surers) Act 2010 wheth­er or not there are cov­er­age de­fences un­der the policy. The 2010 Act...
16 August 2017
In­sur­ance: guid­ance on trans­ition­al pro­vi­sions in Third Parties (Rights...
The High Court’s de­cision in Red­man v Zurich In­sur­ance PLC provides the first ju­di­cial in­dic­a­tion as to the when the new Third Parties (Rights against In­surers) Act 2010 will ap­ply. The de­cision demon­strates...
15 August 2017
In­sur­ance: guid­ance on trans­ition­al pro­vi­sions in Third Parties (Rights...
The High Court’s de­cision in Red­man v Zurich In­sur­ance PLC provides the first ju­di­cial in­dic­a­tion as to the when the new Third Parties (Rights against In­surers) Act 2010 will ap­ply. The de­cision demon­strates...
11 August 2016
In­sur­ance is­sues: key is­sues for the in­sur­ance mar­ket - Sum­mer 2016
Wel­come to the Sum­mer 2016 edi­tion of In­sur­ance Is­sues, our six-monthly look at key is­sues and de­vel­op­ments af­fect­ing dif­fer­ent areas of busi­ness in the in­sur­ance mar­ket.Af­fect­ing all areas, Brexit...
24 June 2014
Con­struc­tion PI: Know Your Risk Sem­in­ar
CMS Camer­on McK­en­na's In­sur­ance and Re­in­sur­ance Group are pleased to in­vite you to the latest in their series of Know Your Risk Sem­inars. Agenda This ses­sion will look at: Li­ab­il­ity for un­fore­seen risks...
28/03/2014
Prop­erty In­sur­ance Cap­ab­il­ity
Our In­sur­ance and Re­in­sur­ance Group is a re­cog­nised mar­ket lead­er and is con­sist­ently ranked among the UK’s top leg­al in­sur­ance prac­tices in the lead­ing leg­al dir­ect­or­ies. Our many lead­ing in­di­vidu­als...