CAYTONS LAW : PARTNERS : LONDON

JOHN CAYTON

Senior Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7628

cayton@caytonslaw.com

John has extensive litigation experience with particular expertise in handling professional indemnity disputes. He started his career managing claims for the London market. He therefore understands the market's requirements. He was one of the first to use mediation to resolve a dispute long before it became fashionable.

John also has considerable experience drafting professional indemnity policies. He has advised most of the London professional indemnity market on some aspect of their policy wordings. His experience in drafting policies gives him an invaluable insight when differences arise on the interpretation of a policy provision. He has used this insight to obtain successful outcomes for his clients on many occasions. John is qualified as a solicitor in England and Ireland.

JOHN LEATHLEY

Managing Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7606

leathley@caytonslaw.com

John is a solicitor with over thirty years' experience of insurance and other commercial litigation, in both private practice and in-house. John has extensive experience in professional negligence liability claims including those against construction professionals, solicitors, barristers, insurance brokers, managing agents, accountants and surveyors. He also has expertise in disputes relating to professional indemnity insurance policies.

John's career includes being a Practice Manager for a leading professional indemnity underwriting agency. In that role he managed claims handling and litigation under delegated authorities, drafted policy wordings and dealt with compliance issues. John qualified as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1999 and is a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland.

ROBERT LLOYD

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7602

lloyd@caytonslaw.com

Robert has more than 20 years of experience as a solicitor with expertise in dispute resolution relating to insurance, construction, professional negligence, professional conduct, statutory liabilities, reinsurance, shipping and legal costs. He has handled many cases concerning architects', engineers' and contractors' professional and contractual liabilities, often with significant technical dimensions, in a variety of industries including energy and transport. He also has extensive experience in relation to liabilities of financial advisers and actuaries.

Robert has undertaken advocacy in final hearings in the County Court, private arbitrations and adjudications, and before disciplinary panels.

Robert is an insurance market intellectual with degrees from Cambridge and UCLA and recently obtained a post graduate degree at Kings College in strategic war studies. He insists that analysis of strategy is directly applicable to litigation which is always about the goals that can be realistically obtained with finite means.

ROBIN CUNDALL

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7629

cundall@caytonslaw.com

Robin has worked in the London insurance market since 1992. He started his career working for a Lloyd's broker, dealing with reinsurance and professional indemnity claims. He then decided to specialise in professional indemnity claims and moved to another Lloyd's broking house, handling the claims from one of the largest construction professional indemnity facilities in the Lloyds's market.

Having spent some time with a Lloyd's Syndicate, Robin decided to return to broking and spent over 10 years working for a Lloyd's broker dealing with professional indemnity and Directors & Officers liability claims for most professionals, including surveyors, architects, engineers, financial advisers, solicitors, accountants, hedge fund managers, insurance brokers and underwriting agents.

Robin qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1997.

PHILIP ATKINSON

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7613

atkinson@caytonslaw.com

Philip is a dual qualified New York Attorney and English Solicitor with over 20 years insurance and construction industry experience. Having worked in both London and New York, Philip has extensive experience of litigation and arbitration in the UK and the US.

Philip’s practice advises on contentious and non-contentious matters primarily involving professionals or business directors and officers (particularly the construction, engineering, environmental, and legal professions) and advising on insurance and reinsurance wordings, coverage and disputes. His non-contentious practice includes advising on construction projects and contracts, environmental and corporate social responsibility issues, as well as IT/IP matters and "Smart City" initiatives.

DAVID COPPER

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7608

copper@caytonslaw.com

For the past 25 years, David has been a well known and respected developer of claim management and underwriting platforms, being a pioneer of Software as a Service (SaaS) in the insurance and legal sectors as far back as 1998.

David is the architect of the innovative 'Caytons Cloud' platform that provides remote access to the virtual case files as well as work-flow, KPI and MI facilities for the benefit of Caytons Law staff and clients.

David obtained a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

Hollie Dearman

Partner

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7624

dearman@caytonslaw.com

Hollie began her career in the insurance market as a professional indemnity claims broker where she gained experience with the Lloyd's and company markets. She was later recruited by a leading Lloyd's syndicate where she acted as a claims assessor before working for one of the UK's largest company insurers.

Hollie has experience in dealing with claims against professionals ranging in classes of business such as solicitors, surveyors, IFAs, architects and engineers in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Hollie became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance in 2011 and in doing so won 5 awards for her examination achievements and became the Institute's highest achiever under the age of 30.

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