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Catherine Percy

Specialising in property insurance, casualty claims and construction and property related losses, as well as pharmaceutical/ competition disputes, in the UK and internationally, Catherine Percy is an experienced insurance lawyer and commercial dispute resolution lawyer.

Catherine advises on property damage and business interruption losses and has been involved in major coverage and adjustment disputes arising from hurricane losses, major flooding incidents and factory explosions through to mining losses, landslips, industrial fires and thefts.


She has extensive liability experience dealing with all types of casualty claim, particularly those relating to the construction and manufacturing sectors. She is known for her expertise in fraudulent claims and moral hazard issues. Catherine advises and represents insurers, policy holders and their captives in subrogation actions.


Catherine also has significant experience of pharmaceutical/competition litigation (including follow on and damages claims) involving health service providers in the UK. The nature of her practice means that she is often involved in complex multi-party litigation, arbitration or other forms of dispute resolution, particularly mediation, here and internationally.


Following the 2011 UK riots, Catherine advised insurers and liaised with the ABI on coverage issues and claims and is a member of the Home Office Core Group assisting with the reform of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 and the regulations and guidance for the new Riot Compensation Act 2016.


She drafts and advises on wordings and is a regular speaker and writer on insurance  and dispute related topics.


Chartered Insurance Institute

London Business Interruption Association

British Insurance Law Association

Technology and Construction Solicitors Association

Relevant work

Representing excess layer insurers on coverage issues in connection with a hurricane loss at a hotel resort in the Cayman Islands and dealing with ensuing litigation in Cayman

Advising Insurers on series of significant fire losses at waste and recycling operations in the UK and Europe and dealing with environmental implications of those losses, as well as policy validity and liability issues

Dealing with multi-million pound arbitration proceedings, following destruction of homewares superstore in Greece, involving interpretation of policy terms and basis of settlement provisions

Dealing with coverage, liability and causation issues arising out of defence of builder/ developer following appearance of large sink holes in residential development

Representing health service providers in Scotland and Northern Ireland in separate actions for damages brought against various pharmaceutical manufacturers including Reckitt Benckiser (Gaviscon) and Servier (Coversyl/Perindopril)

Directory quotes

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"sensible, pragmatic, always great to deal with." - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

"The team has attracted praise by clients for its work in the pharmaceutical sector (which is a particular field of expertise for Catherine Percy)" - The Legal 500 UK 2020

"...recommended...Catherine Percy, who has ‘excellent business acumen’ and ‘proves her worth’" - The Legal 500 UK

"gets to the heart of the matter and always acts in the client’s best interests" - The Legal 500 UK