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Lucy Dyson
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Lucy Dyson is an insurance and reinsurance lawyer who specialises in complex casualty (re)insurance coverage and litigation.

She routinely advises insurers on domestic and international losses under public, products and pollution liability covers, including primary and excess/umbrella liability, PCA94/86, CGLs and the Bermuda Form. 

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.

She has significant experience advising on multi-jurisdictional claims, particularly in Latin America, the Caribbean, the USA and Africa.  Lucy also speaks Spanish.

In addition, she advises on policy wordings issues and product recall matters (including consumer goods, food and beverage and pharmaceutical).

Lucy is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for Insurance/Reinsurance Litigation in Legal 500 2020.

Relevant experience

  • Advising London reinsurers in relation to English group litigation proceedings brought against mining and oil exploration companies by Colombian litigants, in relation to alleged environmental damage.

     

  • 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 serious injury of minor (paraplegia) at Caribbean resort and proceedings in Floridian courts.

     

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

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Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500 UK 2022