Paul Davison

Partner

Newcastle

Paul Davison's practice extends to a wide range of commercial insurance areas, both contentious and non-contentious.

Paul has extensive experience of drafting policy wordings and advising upon major policy coverage disputes in relation to professional indemnity, D&O, material damage/business interruption, transactional liability and environmental insurances.

Paul acts for London market insurers in defending claims brought in against a range of professionals, in particular accountants, insurance brokers, solicitors and construction professionals. Paul also acts for insurers in subrogated recovery actions.

Paul also has an extensive non-contentious commercial insurance practice, advising upon a wide range of insurance issues in a corporate context. In particular Paul advises upon insurance market agreements (including delegated authority agreements and broker service agreements).

His non-contentious practice has led Paul to advise extensively upon the structuring of insurance programmes and in negotiating complex insuring obligations, in particular in relation to large scale development/regeneration and PFI/PPP projects. He has also drafted commercial combined and project/PFI standard policy wordings for several major London market company and Lloyd's insurers.

Recent prominent cases Paul has worked on include:

  • Goshawk Dedicated (No. 2) Ltd v. Bank of Scotland [2006] 2 All ER 610
  • Bank of Scotland v Euclidian (No 1) [2007] Lloyd's Rep. IR Plus 51
  • Governor and Company of The Bank of Scotland v Euclidian (No 1) [2008] Lloyd’s Rep. IR 182
  • Bedfordshire Police Authority v Constable [2009] Lloyd's Rep IR 39, [2009] EWCA Civ 64

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