Name: Paul Wordley
Firm Name: Wordley Partnership
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Practice Area: Insurance Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Paul Wordley as our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in the United Kingdom. If you wish to get in touch with Paul, please use the contact information provided above.

Paul is one of the founding partners of the Wordley Partnership, having been a partner in a major international law firm where he was Global Head of Insurance & Reinsurance and a member of the Management and Strategy Boards, respectively.

Paul’s expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international Insurance and Reinsurance markets. He acts for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries, and reinsurers. His industry sector areas of expertise are in financial risks, industrial risks, commodities, technology, natural resources and sports / leisure. He has advised on high-profile supply chain failures and Insurance / Reinsurance claims around the world.

Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international Insurance and Reinsurance claims over the last four decades and also regularly advises international clients on risk transfer, risk management and complex claims. He has significant mediation experience having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Most recently Paul has advised on a number of high-profile Insurance claims including Covid BI, planes detained by the Russian Federation and sports event cancellation.

Paul is a recognised International Arbitration specialist and has advised on or conducted numerous arbitrations pursuant to ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, LMAA and ad hoc arbitration regimes.

Paul has been consistently recognised and recommended by expert legal directories as ‘exceptional’ and has become a thought leader in the natural resources insurance sector. He is a founder member and director of the Mining Insurance Risk Association. He was a member of the Law Society Indemnity Task Force which oversaw the ending of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund monopoly and the introduction of commercial insurance to solicitors’ PI.

Areas of Expertise

• Aviation
• Commodities
• CommTech
• Construction
• Energy & Natural Resources
• Fraud
• Hotels & Leisure
• Industrial Risks
• Insolvency
• (Re) Insurance
• Marine
• Mining
• Powergen
• Property
• Space
• Sport

Firm Description:

Launched in early 2019, Wordley Partnership is a commercial law firm with particular expertise in all aspects of dispute resolution, commercial problem solving and insurance / reinsurance / coverage.

The Partners have many years of experience working on some of the largest and most complex disputes across the globe whilst at an international firm based in the City of London. With proven track records they have consolidated that expertise into their own firm.

They are often instructed to advise boards and directors of companies on legal liability, asset recovery and preservation as well as advising on strategies to resolve disputes and limit liability, whether that be working in the background or openly in arbitrations and litigation. Their expertise extends to prosecuting claims where required and they have a strong track record of success.

In addition to disputes, the firm has a significant non contentious capability.