Sarah Crowther



Sarah specialises in Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers and Financial Institutions coverage disputes and defence work.
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About Sarah

  • Biography

    Sarah specialises in Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers and Financial Institutions coverage disputes and defence work.

    She has over 15 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors, with particular emphasis on insurance brokers and legal professionals.

    As lead of ESG in Insurance and co-lead of Class Actions, Sarah contributes to articles for both the Insurance and National press, and to our Informed Insurance thought leadership and predictions.  Sarah is DACB’s representative for ClimateWise, part of the Centre for Sustainable Finance.

    Sarah’s cases generally involve complex, high value claims, often with an international element. She is experienced in mediation and arbitration. Sarah has a strong understanding of the London Market having undertaken secondments in the claims teams at two Insurers and in the legal team at a global insurance brokerage.

    Relevant experience includes:

    • Defending an insurance broker in a multi-million pound negligence claim brought following insurers’ avoidance of a policy.
    • Representing a boutique West End law firm in a US$100 million claim arising from the solicitors’ inadvertent involvement in an offshore Ponzi scheme.
    • Defending an insurance broker against a claim alleging breach of duty in the placement of reinsurance in Russia of a Nigerian aviation policy.
    • Advising D&O insurers on cover for claims brought in the US and in Japan which alleged fraud and concealment of earnings of $190 million.

    Sarah is recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2020: Professional Negligence.

Sector Expertise
  • Insurance

Service Expertise
  • Professional Liability

  • D&O and Financial Institutions

  • Policy Wording

  • Transactional Liability

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  • London
  • EC4N 8AF

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