What can James do for you?
James is a principal associate in our insurance disputes team, acting for professional indemnity and D&O insurers and their insureds. He advises insurers in relation to a wide range of policy coverage matters including the duty of fair presentation under the Insurance Act 2015, disputes between insurers, fraud and dishonesty issues, notification issues and the aggregation of claims.
James also acts in the defence of a variety of professions including insurance brokers and intermediaries, lawyers and other professionals. He has significant experience of litigation, arbitration, complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service and alternative dispute resolution.
Supporting your ambitions
James spent over a year seconded to one of the largest MGAs in the UK. Working as the senior lawyer in the professional indemnity claims team, he had responsibility for liaising with capacity providers and coordinating strategies in respect of high value claims and coverage matters.
James regularly works with insurance brokers and their insurers to challenge adverse policy decisions made by insurers, including advice on the application of the proportionate remedies provided by the Insurance Act 2015.
What do others say?
"James Thompson has excellent knowledge of broker E&O matters in particular. Advice is provided in a timely manner and in a clear and understandable fashion. James goes over and above in terms of engagement with insurers, he has always been generous with his time when further clarity or explanation was needed. I would highly recommend James." Legal 500, 2021
What else should you know?
James hosts The Box, Mills & Reeve's webinar series for insurance brokers, intermediaries and their insurers. Since its launch in 2021, The Box has become a market leading platform for discussing legal, commercial and ESG topics relevant to the broking and insurance intermediary space. So far, the webinar has hosted guests from Starr, Markel, Manchester Underwriting Management, CFC and Lockton.