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Mike Newham
Partner

Mike’s practice focuses on advising London market non-marine insurers on complex coverage issues. He also has significant experience of defending claims and regulatory investigations against professionals.

Mike is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience advising insurers on coverage issues arising under a wide range of policies, including D&O, FI, Crime and Civil Liability, Investment Management, Trustee Liability, and PI.

He has also advised on claims and regulatory investigations against professionals including accountants, auditors and solicitors, both in the UK and offshore.  Mike has experience handling and resolving claims in the Courts, by arbitration and by way of mediation.

Prior to joining RPC, Mike practiced for more than 10 years at another international firm, during which time he also undertook a secondment to the claims team of a major London insurer. 

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Mike spent several years working within the finance function of two large commercial property companies in London.

Directory quotes

"...Thorough and detailed with his work but also explains complicated issues in ways that are easy to understand. Mike is also great with thinking strategically." The Legal 500 UK, 2022 edition – Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation

Relevant work

  • Advising D&O insurers in relation to multi-million Euro litigation in Iceland in connection with long-running claims arising out of the Icelandic banking collapse.
  • Advising insurers of a global bank in relation to FI coverage disputes arising out of the Madoff fraud.
  • Advising the insurers of a global funding and investment firm in relation to multiple D&O and PI coverage issues.
  • Acting for a firm of auditors in relation to an £85 million audit negligence claim brought by the liquidators of a former offshore client.