Home / People / Rory Thomson
Portrait of Rory Thomson

Rory Thomson

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Rory is a senior associate in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group.  Rory advises on a wide range of commercial and financial disputes, with extensive experience acting for professionals, financial institutions and their insurers in the defence of complex and high-value professional negligence claims, and particular expertise representing solicitors.

He has represented clients in the UK Supreme Court and courts in Scotland and England. Rory is qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales.

more less

Relevant experience

  • A solicitor and their professional indemnity insurers in a successful appeal to the UK Supreme Court, in one of the most significant solicitor's negligence cases in recent years.
  • A firm of solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers in the successful defence of a complex and high-value claim involving allegations of dishonest assistance and negligence.
  • An insolvency practitioner in the successful defence of a multi-million pound claim involving allegations of negligence.
  • A major UK company in the successful defence of a high-value contractual claim and subsequent expert determination.
  • A secondment to the claims service of one of the London Market’s largest insurers and three secondments to the dispute resolution teams of two of the UK’s largest financial firms.
more less


  • 2007 – Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
  • 2004 – M.Litt. in Management, Economics and International Relations, University of St Andrews, St Andrews.
  • 2003 – LL.B., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
more less


Scot­tish ap­peal court up­holds de­cision to avoid in­sur­ance policy for lack...
Sum­mary In April 2019, we re­por­ted on Young v Roy­al and Sun Al­li­ance Plc, in which the Scot­tish court found that an in­surer had not waived its right to dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion un­der the In­sur­ance Act...
Sent hame­ward tae think again - High Court in Eng­land has jur­is­dic­tion...
Should where you are phys­ic­ally work­ing de­cide where the law says ser­vices are be­ing per­formed? In a claim brought in the High Court in Eng­land, a Scot­tish law firm sought a rul­ing that the courts of...
Ker­nel: Sum­mer 2018
Wel­come to the latest edi­tion of Ker­nel, our Scot­land food and drink bul­let­in. In Ker­nel, we ex­am­ine cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the Scot­tish food and drink in­dustry and provide bite-size art­icles...