Sally Stansfield



Sally specialises in subrogated recoveries & defence of high value and complex property damage claims, construction & building claims and policy coverage disputes.
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About Sally

  • Biography

    Sally specialises in subrogated recoveries & defence of high value and complex property damage claims, construction & building claims and policy coverage disputes.

    She has over 19 years’ experience advising clients in the insurance sector. Her key clients include a broad range of Property Insurers located locally in the North West and throughout the UK.

    Sally deals with cases efficiently and proactively to agree with clients the best commercial and strategic approach.

    Relevant experience includes:

    • Success for insurers in the reported case of Prezzo Ltd v High Point Estates Ltd [2018] EWHC 1851 (TCC). The decision stands as support for the crucial importance of the terms of the lease in deciding whether the principle of Berni Inns applies.
    • Coverage advice following an explosion at wood flour mill resulting in 4 fatalities.
    • Settlement at mediation of a £6m claim for fire damage to a listed property.
    • Successful £14m recovery for 17 parties following catastrophic fire at storage depot in Lancashire.
    • Defending product liability claim against meat supplier.
Sector Expertise
  • Insurance

Service Expertise
  • Construction and Engineering

  • Product Liability, Safety and Recall

  • Professional Liability

  • Property

Office Location

Manchester Skyline


  • 3 Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF

+44 (0) 161 934 3260

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