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Rowena Williams

Senior Associate

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

Rowena is a Senior Associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance Team.

Rowena is dual qualified in Scotland and England & Wales, working with market leading Insurers and their Insureds across a range of sectors and policies. She has experience on advising on claims under professional indemnity policies, both coverage and defence, across a broad range of fields, including architects, engineers, surveyors, independent testers, accountants, IFAs, brokers and IT professionals. Rowena has a particular focus on claims in the construction sector, including advising on property damage, latent defects and CAR policies. 

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  • 2014 – Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Glasgow
  • 2013 – Scots Law LLB, University of Glasgow
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The Build­ing Safety Act 2022: the new con­struc­tion product right of ac­tion...
The Build­ing Safety Act 2022 (the Act) has fi­nally been passed, over two years after first be­ing pro­posed to ad­dress is­sues in the build­ing stand­ards and reg­u­lat­ory re­gimes fol­low­ing the Gren­fell Tower...
Con­struc­tion Fo­cus On: In­sur­ance
The CMS Con­struc­tion team in­vites you to Con­struc­tion Fo­cus On: In­sur­ance.The Scot­tish con­struc­tion in­dustry has seen a tight­en­ing in the in­sur­ance mar­ket with the in­creas­ing cost of premi­ums and lim­it­a­tions...
Su­preme Court con­siders mean­ing of 'delib­er­ate act' in pub­lic li­ab­il­ity...
The Su­preme Court has con­sidered the mean­ing of the phrase ‘de­lib­er­ate acts’ in an ex­clu­sion clause in a pub­lic li­ab­il­ity in­sur­ance policy in the case of Bur­nett or Grant v In­ter­na­tion­al In­sur­ance...
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...
Ab­use of pro­cess or a second bite at the cherry
The TCC has help­fully re­stated the prin­ciples used to as­sess when a claim can be struck out on the basis that the claimant should have raised their ar­gu­ment in earli­er pro­ceed­ings. The judg­ment builds...
In­sur­ance: key prin­ciples shed light on struc­tur­al de­fects policies
In con­stru­ing a Max­im­um Li­ab­il­ity Clause (MLC) in a new-build struc­tur­al de­fects policy, the Court of Ap­peal has help­fully re­stated the key rules when in­ter­pret­ing policy word­ings. A new-build block...
Was the duty to make a “fair present­a­tion” un­der the In­sur­ance Act 2015...
Sum­mary In Young v Roy­al and Sun Al­li­ance plc [2019] CSOH 32 the Scot­tish court found that an in­surer had not waived its right to dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion un­der the In­sur­ance Act 2015. The de­cision is...
Fall­ing between the cracks?
Mid­lothi­an Coun­cil’s claim The ac­tion was raised in re­spect of a so­cial hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in Gorebridge, which was built between 2007 and 2009. On 7 Septem­ber 2013, one of the ten­ants at the de­vel­op­ment...
Pro­tec­tion for Lead Con­sult­ant as Ap­peal Court re­jects loc­al au­thor­ity’s...
Back­ground In 2005, Bracewell were ap­poin­ted by the Coun­cil as Lead Con­sult­ant un­der a Frame­work Agree­ment for the con­struc­tion of new build so­cial hous­ing across vari­ous sites, each sub­ject to a Build...