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James Wickes

James Wickes specialises in advising London market non-marine insurers on complex coverage disputes (both direct and facultative reinsurances) and defending claims against financial professionals/institutions.

His practice particularly involves advising financial and professional lines insurers, including PI, D&O, W&I and Crime / Fidelity insurance. 

He also defends claims against financial professionals, including directors, insurance brokers, IFAs, trustees, tax advisers, collateral managers, wealth managers and investment/asset/fund managers.

Prior to joining RPC, James worked in-house in a global commodities trading firm in Hong Kong, which developed his knowledge and understanding of complex financial products, many of which have been the subject of claims in the financial lines market in recent times.

He has been on secondment to the financial lines claims teams at Brit Syndicate 2987, Pembroke Syndicate 4000 and AIG Europe Limited.

He was named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 lawyers in January 2016.

Directory quotes

"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition


British Insurance Law Association

City of London Law Society Social Mobility Forum

Relevant work

AXA Corporate Solutions SA v National Westminster Bank Plc & MarshLtd - defending claim against insurance broker

Ace European Group & Ors v Standard Life Assurance Ltd - insurance dispute involving claim for mitigation costs