Drawing on over two decades of experience, our Insurance team at Spencer West offers specialised expertise in the insurance market. Our lawyers have represented major insurers and insureds, demonstrating a niche understanding of the industry with resolute independence. 

Our seasoned lawyers provide comprehensive advice on insurance regulation, including InsurTech, and have actively contributed to the development and drafting of various insurance and reinsurance policies. This includes, but is not limited to, trade credit, professional indemnity, contractor policies, directors’ and officers’ liability, employers and public liability, and contingency policies. 

Handling coverage claims is a core strength, with our lawyers adept at managing proceedings ranging from smaller claims in the thousands of pounds to complex cases exceeding $20 million. We excel in advising and pursuing subrogation claims, showcasing our commitment to securing our clients’ interests. 

Our extensive experience extends to managing professional negligence claims against various professionals, such as brokers, solicitors, barristers, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, and financial intermediaries. 

Beyond claims, we assist companies in understanding their insurance coverage requirements, especially concerning corporate governance, corporate transactions, and commercial contracts. Our expertise also encompasses regulatory and compliance requirements for regulated entities in the insurance sector. 

What we advise on
  • professional indemnity insurance
  • contractors’ all risks (CAR)
  • political risk
  • marine cargo
  • directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance
  • warranty and indemnity insurance
  • trade credit insurance
  • consumer lines of insurance (motor, life, health)
Who we work with
  • insurers including the Lloyds’ and companies markets
  • reinsurers
  • insurance policyholders
  • brokers
Specialist Expertise

Our Insurance team’s capabilities cover a broad spectrum, including advice on insurance disputes. We frequently collaborate with Partners in corporate, commercial, real estate, environmental, employment, IP, and construction, ensuring that our clients receive comprehensive legal services. We pride ourselves on assembling bespoke teams of specialists to provide expert advice on the intricacies of each matter, reaffirming our commitment to delivering tailored solutions for our clients. 

Meet our team

Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Karl Foster
Partner - Commercial
Cameron Hill
Partner – Director, Spencer West Bermuda
Michael Parker
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Michaël Schrevens
Partner - Commercial, Contracting, IP and ICT law, Construction and real estate, Franchising, Corporate law, Litigation and dispute resolution
Simon Ward
Partner – Corporate & Commercial | Technology