Chris specialises in policy and reinsurance coverage particularly product liability, construction/engineering claims and Business Interruption disputes. He also has considerable experience in D&O and Fidelity matters.
He focuses on international and cross border issues, particularly global umbrella coverage and reinsurance programmes. Chris also advises on the drafting of Policy Wordings and related contracts.
On the non-insurance side, Chris acts for a number of commercial clients on product liability and related risk areas.
"Chris Wilkes tackles a broad range of policy disputes and cross-border claims. One source comments: "I think he's a good lawyer and an effective, well-regarded litigator"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Product liability, UK Wide
"Chris Wilkes is considered to be a "very experienced lawyer who has a great ability to identify the specific issues when faced with very complex matters and provides clear advice and solutions." He is noted for his extensive capabilities on property and construction matters including high-value disaster losses." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Insurance: Contentious Claims UK-wide
"Chris Wilkes is widely respected for his insurance and reinsurance practice, which focuses on property, D&O and product liability claims. He is also accomplished in the handling of complex multi-jurisdictional reinsurance cases. One source states: "He's one of the most experienced solicitors working in that field I've ever come across"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Insurance:Reinsurance, UK Wide
"...extremely experienced in product liability." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Product Liability, London