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Greig Anderson

Greig Anderson

Partner

Greig is a commercial disputes lawyer focussing on insurance and professional negligence.

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Experience

Greig is a solicitor advocate who assists clients in resolving commercial disputes, including through negotiation, ADR, litigation and arbitration. He specialises in insurance disputes, assisting policyholders, brokers, insurers and reinsurers on claims and coverage issues in relation to all types of insurance and reinsurance. He also advises in relation to a wide range of general commercial disputes in areas ranging from professional negligence to cross border contractual disputes and restitutionary landfill tax claims. His matters commonly have an international aspect. 

Greig is ranked in Legal 500 UK 2017 as a next generation lawyer for both insurance litigation (for policyholders) and insurance and reinsurance litigation. He is described as "extremely smart" and "committed and diligent". 

He is highly experienced in acting for banks and other financial institutions in relation to significant insurance claims. In recent years, he has acted on many of the most complex and high value claims in the market, assisting clients in recovering hundreds of millions of pounds. He also advises clients in many other sectors, including for example financial buyers, infrastructure and real estate. His experience extends across all types of insurance and reinsurance, with particular emphasis on management liability (D&O/POSI), cyber, crime/bankers blanket bond, civil liability (PI), trade and credit risk, property and business interruption, and bulk annuity. He also regularly advises in relation to professional negligence disputes.

Greig's experience includes advising:

  • three of the leading UK retail banks in relation to coverage issues and the pursuit of claims under liability covers, in particular directors' and officers' insurance policies, concerning underlying litigation and regulatory proceedings, including a major Side C D+O claim, thought to be one of the largest in the London market
  • various corporate policyholders on coverage and potential exposures as regards specific cyber risks 
  • major financial institutions on claims under their Bankers Blanket Bond and civil liability insurances for significant losses arising out of the global financial crisis
  • the claimants and a leading reinsurer in relation to a claim for recovery of property losses under the Riot (Damages) Act following a riot and fire at Yarl's Wood Immigration Detention Centre in 2002, including a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal on preliminary issues
  • RSA in defending claims made under a property/liability risks insurance policy for losses suffered by the insured and third party claimants arising from a major fire in the City of London

 

Background

Greig has a bachelor of laws (honours) degree from the University of Bristol. He qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and made partner in 2017.