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David Webster

David is a leading insurance and reinsurance coverage and dispute resolution specialist.

Corporate Insurance (CI) is one of the fastest growing parts of the practice and a key growth area for the firm. David manages our key relationships and promotes the growth of the UK and international CI practice. Over the last five years, RPC has been appointed to the legal panels of RSA, AIG, QBE, Direct Line, Saga and is on the informal panels of most of the leading Lloyd's managing agents. 

David advises on transactional reinsurance issues, programme structures and wordings. His disputes practice covers international property and liability coverage and reinsurance.

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The "hugely experienced" David Webster is knowledgeable across an array of domestic and cross-border reinsurance disputes, including those arising out of high-value financial and property-related claims - Chambers UK 2018

David Webster has a robust reinsurance practice that includes advising clients in the domestic and international markets on major property, finance and aggregation matters. -  Chambers UK 2017

"Recommended" - Legal 500 UK 2015

Leading Individual for Corporate Insurance and Insurance disputes in The Legal 500 UK 2015 .... well known in the market and has a solid practice advising clients facing challenging reinsurance coverage issues....International work has seen him assisting clients with both facultative and treaty reinsurance" Chambers 2015

"David Webster is praised for his expertise in reinsurance matters, having acting on many key cases over the past 30 years" - Chambers UK 2014


British Insurance Law Association 

City of London Law Society Insurance Committee

AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (US)

Relevant work

Film Finance Bank- acting for Heaths and Stirling Cooke Brown on the film finance litigation

Sharpv Caudle- acting on a reinsurance aggregation

Advising on numerous overseas coverage cases in Spain, Latin America and the Far East

PA LMX Spiral - acting for Willis's E&O insurers on a worker's compensation claim

Advising on a very large internal reinsurance arrangement, whereby an intra-group pool of reinsurers will collectively reinsure the group’s principal risk carriers

Advising a government department on proposals for Government support for commercial insurers in connection with nuclear liabilities