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Lucy Dyson

Lucy Dyson is an insurance and reinsurance lawyer who specialises in complex casualty coverage and disputes, often in a multi-jurisdictional context.

She routinely advises insurers on domestic and international exposures under public, products and pollution liability covers. She has significant experience advising on casualty covers issued by both the Lloyd's and Company markets, and also occurrence reported (Bermuda Form) covers.  She also advises on product recall coverage issues arising from claims concerning the food and beverage, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Her practice particularly involves advising on losses in the energy, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure and hospitality sectors. This includes high severity events (explosions, spillages, fires), catastrophic injuries/ fatalities, product liability and long tail exposures, including occupational illness and pollution. In addition to the UK and Europe, she has significant experience advising on claims in Latin America, the Caribbean, the USA and Africa.

She is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" for Insurance/Reinsurance Litigation in Legal 500 2022.

Relevant experience

  • Advising excess liability insurers in relation to "Forever Chemicals" litigation and issues arising.

  • Advising liability reinsurers in relation to large scale subsidence allegedly caused by salt mining activities in Brazil and issues arising. 

  • Advising liability insurers in relation to major fire at industrial premises and issues arising.  

  • Advising London reinsurers in relation to environmental group litigation brought against mining and oil exploration companies by Colombian litigants in the English courts.

  • Advising London reinsurers on numerous oil spillages, explosions, fires and infrastructure failures in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Advising London market insurers on class action proceedings brought by mineworkers with silicosis/tuberculosis against South African gold mining industry.

  • Representing Bermudan excess insurer in Bermuda Form arbitration concerning agrochem product which allegedly caused widescale property damage in the USA.

  • Advising London insurers in relation to various injury/ property damage incidents in the Caribbean and US proceedings.

  • Advising London insurers in relation to wrongful death proceedings against UK foodstuff distributor in multiple states in relation to supply of poppy seeds.

  • Advising on coverage issues arising from replacement and recall of gearbox components supplied to global manufacturers.

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Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500 UK 2022