Insurance Lawyers

Looking out for your financial interests every step of the way
Our defendant insurance team act on behalf of insurers, intermediaries and self-insureds. The team is renowned for its tenacious approach and quality work, often dealing with highly complex catastrophic claims.

At a time of rising costs, it is becoming more important than ever that you challenge insurance claims when there is reason to do so. We appreciate that the way you handle these situations says a great deal about what kind of business you are.

Our Insurance Law Expertise

The insurance lawyers in our team offer breadth and depth of expertise in the field. In addition to handling insurance claims and litigation on your behalf, we also provide specialists in areas such as indemnity and policy and recovery claims who have the knowledge required to guide you to the best course of action.

Indemnity and policy

We have extensive experience in advising insurers on issues relating to indemnity and policy. Our experienced litigators act on your behalf in contentious and non-contentious indemnity and policy matters. This involves a detailed review of your policy, the circumstances of the claim and whether the policyholder complied with the policy conditions.

Our insurance dispute solicitors are able to offer guidance in situations where you are asked to deal with a claim that is not covered under the policy. Equally, we have represented many clients faced with circumstances where the policyholder has breached a condition of the policy or failed to disclose pertinent information.

Recovery claims

Regardless of whether you are an insurer, intermediary or self-insured business, we will provide robust advice in the likelihood of successfully defending a recovery action or pursuing your outlay. Acting for a variety of clients, we have a reputation for being robust but fair, seeking compromise where appropriate or progressing legal proceedings.


We are experienced in handling a wide variety of recovery claims – from high value damages paid due to fire or floods, to damages to the property caused by motor accidents. Adapting to suit your requirements, we are also well-positioned to offer bespoke funding options which reduce the cost and risk to clients.

The way we help you

We offer bespoke, client-focused investigation, claims-handling and litigation solutions for insurers, intermediaries and self-insured businesses. Our experience, breadth and depth of expertise in handling and defending a wide variety of claims and bringing them to a successful conclusion in the interests of reduced indemnity spend.

Our added-value is second to none. As an all service law firm, we are able to support our client by calling upon other specialist areas with the firm. We deliver training, seminars and workshops and regularly undertake case clinics for our clients.

Our insurance dispute solicitors have the necessary experience and expertise to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.

"Our insurance team specialise in contentious catastrophic injury claims, with values often in excess of £1m. Having successfully handled many complex and high-value cases in the past, our team can offer you complete peace of mind regarding the outcome of the claims you are dealing with and will always go the extra mile on every case"

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

We handle all aspects of the claims-handling process, seamlessly and efficiently, from start to finish. We start by investigating causation and liability, working closely with all stakeholders to establish if there is a strong case to defend the claim or whether it is a claim to settle on the best possible terms.

Our added-value is second to none. As an all service law firm, we are able to support our client by calling upon other specialist areas with the firm. We deliver training, seminars and workshops and regularly undertake case clinics for our clients.

We have a strong track record in handling complex and/or high-value claims and bringing them to a successful conclusion, our insurance team are highly -rated by our clients.

Call us today: 0330 024 0333
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