Andrew Tobin

Andrew Tobin


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Head of Specialty and Credit and Political Risk Insurance

What can Andrew do for you?

Andrew is a leading London Market insurance, reinsurance and commercial disputes lawyer. He has represented insurers and reinsurers for 25 years, in almost all classes of business, in over 30 countries.

Typical first party instructions include UK and international property, specie, marine, energy, construction all risks, engineering, mining, machinery breakdown, A&H, financial institutions.

Andrew is head of our political risk, trade credit and political violence insurance practice, and was co author of War Risks & Terrorism (Insurance Institute of London, 2007).

In liability lines, Andrew has advised on most classes, in the UK and internationally,  including in particular, product, professional, and marine liability disputes, usually with an emphasis on coverage and / or monitoring. 

Andrew cut his teeth in reinsurance disputes and advises on facultative and treaty reinsurance coverage. 

Much of Andrew's work has international aspects, and he enjoys working with overseas lawyers.

Supporting your ambitions

With long and unusually broad experience in the London Insurance Market,  at leading firms, Andrew has an excellent understanding not only of the law but also of the market's unique traditions, quirks, and relationships.

Andrew is known by his clients for giving concise, clear, frank, and straightforward advice.  Clients are represented robustly in litigation or arbitration where necessary, and/or in mediation where appropriate.

Andrew advises on all kinds of commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally. 

Andrew worked for 8 years at US firms and is well used to assisting overseas lawyers with English legal issues, including with the taking of depositions and evidence under the Hague Convention and UK Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act.

Andrew originally qualified first as as a barrister in 1999, graded "very competent". He qualified also as a Solicitor-Advocate in 2002 and now practises as a solicitor. 

What do others say?

"Andrew is very personable and easy to work with; he has the ability to make complex matters of law sound relatively simple. He is very responsive and makes himself available at short notice, and I’m confident of obtaining the best possible outcome on anything he’s involved with." - Legal 500 (2022/3)

"Andrew Tobin is an outstanding member of the team ... His warm, affable manner is matched with an astute, independent mind which combines legal insight with commercial good sense...  Andrew's work in the political risk and credit spheres has been of particular note." - Legal 500 (2021/22)

What else should you know?

Andrew is Chairman Emeritus of the Lloyd’s Flyfishing Society.

He enjoys tennis and walking in the countryside with his cocker spaniel.

Andrew has a BA Russian & East European History at UCL's School of Slavonic & E. European Studies, MA in Modern History at UCL, and studied Russian language and culture at St Petersburg University, Russia for  year. 






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