William Allison - DAC Beachcroft
)

William Allison's Expertise

 

William Allison

Will leads the firm’s Financial Institutions/D&O Service Lines specialist teams.

He specialises in handling complex insurance and reinsurance disputes and coverage disputes on behalf of London market, European and US insurers and reinsurers.

Will's specialist fields include financial lines and D&O coverage; liability claims against banks and capital markets professionals, fund managers and wealth managers; financial services professional indemnity defence and coverage; first party fraud losses and bankers bond/crime risks; and complex insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes.  

He has almost 30 years’ experience advising clients in the insurance and reinsurance sectors and has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile disputes in the London and international markets.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Advising London market and international reinsurers across multiple years of account in connection with a US$ multi-billion claim against the directors of a Latin American oil refinery, who are accused of fraud relating to delays and overspend in the redevelopment of the refinery. The claim is one of the largest claims in the insurance market and is of significant importance.
  • Advising London market insurers in connection with a US securities class action against an international company and its directors for damages arising from a US$6bn stock drop, allegedly caused by disclosures, non-disclosures and misrepresentations relating to #Metoo issues and issues with the company’s credit portfolio.
  • Advising the London market D&O insurers of a large multi-national company in connection with multiple claims valued at in excess of €6bn brought against the company and its directors in various jurisdictions relating to a stock drop following a public announcement about irregularities in the company’s financial statements.
  • Advising the D&O insurers of a large institutional bank in connection with exposures relating to a high profile FCA/PRA investigation following issues with migration of the bank’s IT systems from one platform to another, which resulted in various data breach issues.
  • Advising the insurers of an international telecommunications company in connection with exposures relating to ongoing investigations by Italian authorities relating to alleged financial irregularities.

Will is recommended in Legal 500 UK as “brilliant”, ”first rate for finance-related instructions” and as “very intelligent and friendly”.

Expertise

 

Other Lawyers by Expertise View All

Our Lawyers - Hans Allnutt

Hans Allnutt

Partner London - Walbrook

Hans Allnutt is a partner and leads DAC Beachcroft's cyber and data risk…

Our Lawyers - Andrés Amunátegui Echeverría

Andrés Amunátegui Echeverría

Partner Santiago de Chile

Andrés leads the Insurance team in our Chile office and is also Regional…

Our Lawyers - Guillermo Amunátegui Errázuriz

Guillermo Amunátegui Errázuriz

Partner Santiago de Chile

Guillermo leads the Corporate team in our Chile office…

Our Lawyers - Juan Diego Arango

Juan Diego Arango

Partner Bogotá D.C

Please note Juan Diego Arango's profile is available in Spanish only…

Our Lawyers - Parminder Badhan

Parminder Badhan

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Parminder Badhan is an insurance dispute resolution lawyer in our London…

Our Lawyers - Emma Bowens

Emma Bowens

Partner Newcastle

Emma Bowens specialises in corporate criminal defence and prosecution.

Our Lawyers - John Bramhall

John Bramhall

Partner London - Walbrook

John Bramhall has been involved in a wide range of international…

Our Lawyers - Jonathan Brogden

Jonathan Brogden

Partner London - Walbrook

Jonathan Brogden is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.

Our Lawyers - Graham Briggs

Graham Briggs

Senior Associate Bristol

Graham Briggs is a Senior Associate in the Professional and Commercial…

Our Lawyers - Marcus Campbell

Marcus Campbell

Partner Bristol

Marcus Campbell specialises in large claims against insurance brokers and…

Our Lawyers - Caroline Cherry

Caroline Cherry

Partner Bristol

Caroline Cherry is an associate in the Professional Risks Department

Our Lawyers - Sarah Crowther

Sarah Crowther

Partner London - Walbrook

Sarah Crowther is an experienced litigator specialising in FI/D&O and…

Our Lawyers - Liliana Calvo Rojas

Liliana Calvo Rojas

Directora de Práctica de Seguros Mexico City

Liliana Calvo Rojas is the Director of Insurance Practice in our Mexico…

Our Lawyers - Genaro Rafael Corona Villalobos

Genaro Rafael Corona Villalobos

Abogado Mexico City

Genaro Corona is an attorney specialized in commercial, insurance and…

Our Lawyers - Paul Davison

Paul Davison

Partner Newcastle

Paul Davison's practice extends to a wide range of commercial insurance…

Our Lawyers - Camila de la Torre

Camila de la Torre

Consultant Bogotá D.C

Camila de la Torre has extensive experience and knowledge in civil law, in…

Our Lawyers - Campbell Dye

Campbell Dye

Partner London - Walbrook

Campbell Dye acts for a wide range of commercial clients including…

Our Lawyers - Lindsay Elliott

Lindsay Elliott

Senior Associate Bristol

Lindsay is a Commercial Dispute Resolution lawyer in our Bristol office…

Our Lawyers - Pippa Ellis

Pippa Ellis

Director London - Walbrook

Pippa Ellis has extensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution…

Our Lawyers - Helen Faulkner

Helen Faulkner

Partner, Head of Insurance London - Walbrook

Helen Faulkner is the Head of Insurance at DAC Beachcroft in the UK and…

Our Lawyers - Rodrigo Fernández Guerra Fletes

Rodrigo Fernández Guerra Fletes

Director de la Oficina Mexico City

Rodrigo specialises in claims related to the technology sector within the…

Our Lawyers - Declan Finn

Declan Finn

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Declan is qualified in Ireland, and England and Wales and holds practicing…

Our Lawyers - Duncan Greenwood

Duncan Greenwood

Partner Leeds

Duncan Greenwood is a litigator who specialises in advising both London…

Our Lawyers - Richard Highley

Richard Highley

Partner London - Walbrook

Richard Highley is a partner specialising in disputes related to banking,…

Our Lawyers - Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill

Partner, Head of Professional Risk London - Walbrook

Patrick Hill has extensive experience of defending a range of…

Our Lawyers - Noreen Howard

Noreen Howard

Partner Dublin

Noreen Howard has significant experience defending a wide range of…

Our Lawyers - Amy Harris

Amy Harris

Senior Associate Bristol

Amy is part of our professional and commercial risks team and specialises…

Our Lawyers - Jack Holling

Jack Holling

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Jack is an insurance litigation lawyer based in London…

Our Lawyers - Graham Ludlam

Graham Ludlam

Partner London - Walbrook

Graham is a partner in our Global Insurance group…

Our Lawyers - Ian Manners

Ian Manners

Associate Bristol

Ian works within the Safety Health and Environment group advising…

Our Lawyers - Ian McConkey

Ian McConkey

Partner Manchester

Ian qualified in 1992 and became a partner at the firms in 1999…

Our Lawyers - Rowena McCormack

Rowena McCormack

Partner Dublin

Rowena is a litigation specialist with considerable experience in dealing…

Our Lawyers - William Naylor

William Naylor

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

William Naylor is a Senior Associate in our Global Insurance team…

Our Lawyers - Louise OReilly

Louise O'Reilly

Legal Director Dublin

Louise is a senior associate in the Professional Risks Department…

Our Lawyers - David Pollitt

David Pollitt

Managing Partner London - Walbrook

David Pollitt is the Managing Partner of DAC Beachcroft LLP.

Our Lawyers - Kylie Poyner

Kylie Poyner

Legal Director Bristol

Kylie Poyner is a legal director in the Professional Risks Department and…

Our Lawyers - Dan Preddy

Dan Preddy

Partner Bristol

Dan is a commercial litigator with extensive experience of helping clients…

Our Lawyers - Cheryl Radford

Cheryl Radford

Practice Manager Bristol

Cheryl is a professional and commercial risk lawyer in our Bristol…

Our Lawyers - Ross Risby

Ross Risby

Partner London - Walbrook

Ross specialises in professional liability and Directors & Officers…

Our Lawyers - Beatriz Rodríguez

Beatriz Rodríguez

Partner Madrid

Beatriz has dual expertise across both insurance and real estate, as well…

Our Lawyers - Leanne Rogers

Leanne Rogers

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Leanne Rogers is a Senior Associate in the London Office…

Our Lawyers - Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Partner Bristol

Rebecca is experienced in dealing with a wide range of pensions, trusts…

Our Lawyers - Helen Staines

Helen Staines

Partner Bristol

Helen is experienced in all aspects of professional negligence on behalf…

Our Lawyers - Duncan Strachan

Duncan Strachan

Partner London - Walbrook

Duncan Strachan is an insurance and reinsurance coverage and defence…

Our Lawyers - Stephen Sadler

Stephen Sadler

Solicitor Bristol

Stephen works within the Regulatory group advising Corporate and Public…

Our Lawyers - Obdulia Margarita Vega Lopéz

Obdulia Margarita Vega Lopéz

Asociado Mexico City

Obdulia is a consultant lawyer in our Mexico office…

Our Lawyers - Chris Wilkes

Chris Wilkes

Partner London - Walbrook

Chris specialises in policy and reinsurance coverage particularly product…

Our Lawyers - Diego Zapatero Méndez

Diego Zapatero Méndez

Lawyer Madrid

Diego Zapatero Mendez is a lawyer in our Madrid office.

Our Lawyers - Kate Abrahams

Kate Abrahams

Head of Intelligence & Data Analytics Birmingham

Kate Abrahams has considerable experience of both private and public…