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Leigh Williams
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Leigh Williams is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who deals in all aspects of marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance.

Leigh's expertise covers onshore and offshore energy insurance risks, both coverage and defence. Leigh qualified as a barrister and practised for five years at commercial set, 7 King's Bench Walk. 

His marine disputes related experience includes charterparty, carriage of goods, sale of goods and ship sale disputes.

In the non-marine context, assist clients with disputes concerning company M&A, shareholder interests, joint ventures, bonds, directors' duties and financial regulation both in court (domestically and abroad) and in international arbitration.

Leigh was recently named Energy Insurance Lawyer of the Year in England at the 2016 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Awards.

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"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition

Relevant work

Gerling-Konzern General Insurance Company & Anor v Polygram Holdings Inc & Anor- successful defence of “death and disappearance” policy claim on life of Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist and singer in The Grateful Dead rock band

Kuwait Airways Corp & The Minister of Finance of the State of Kuwait v Kuwait Insurance Company et ors- successful $150m claim pertaining to loss of aircraft spares which were taken by the Iraqis during the invasion of Kuwait in August 1990

Charman v Gordian Run-Off Limited and Another and Conjoined Cases- advising Aon in respect of marine whole account reinsurance treaty disputes

Jersey Financial Services Commission v Cater Allen Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd- successful defence of claim under Collective Investment Funds legislation relating to Bahamas-based currency investment scheme

Sphere Drake Insurance Ltd and Anor v EIU and others- advising reinsurance brokers, Willis, in relation to various Personal Accident market related disputes