We provide comprehensive legal support, advice and representation to insurers and their insureds on cyber issues. We act to protect the interests of insured businesses when they suffer a cyber-incident. 

We are regularly instructed to react urgently to support insureds and their insurers in the investigation of fraud and the tracing, preservation and recovery of assets worldwide. This can be due to the wrongful diversion of funds to third party accounts as the result of cybercrime carried out from either inside or outside our clients’ businesses.

We work with our European network of full service firms to act as claims notification agents and coverage and monitoring counsel in relation to notifications made under cyber policies.

Our team is regularly instructed to advise and represent insurers in relation to policy coverage.

Our lawyers

Our cyber team are supported by the wealth of expertise across a range of specialist practice areas including our leading information law, data and privacy team.

Our experience

  • Advising insurers on coverage in relation to a multi-million dollar claim for business interruption losses. This followed a critical systems failure of a wholesale distribution centre.  
  • Advising on multiple claims made against a household-name online comparison site. This was due to a boiler room scam that led to the inadvertent disclosure of hundreds of customers’ personal details.  
  • Acting for a law firm to defend a claim from its client following the loss of £1.4million. This was paid to a fraudulent bank account in Turkey as a result of instructions provided by hacked and spoofed emails. We took steps to pursue recovery of the missing funds through Turkish criminal proceedings, an English freezing injunction and civil proceedings served in Turkey via the Hague Convention.
  • Acting in connection with a data breach by a well-known retailer of high end goods. This was after a brute force attack on its network gave access to the credit card information of thousands of customers and resulted in a number of fraudulent transactions. 
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