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Gavin Coull

Gavin Coull is a Partner in the London office of Foran Glennon (UK) LLP where he acts on behalf of the London insurance and reinsurance market (both Lloyd’s and companies) and¬†international carriers, particularly in Bermuda.

He focuses his practice on dispute resolution and coverage advice for reinsurers and reinsureds, in respect of both treaty and facultative business, as well as complex international direct business, across a broad range of non-marine classes including property, specie, political risk, engineering, casualty and pharmaceutical. He also deals with problematical binding authority issues.

Mr. Coull is regularly instructed in matters involving fraud and has experience of obtaining and enforcing freezing injunctions and search and seizure orders, and of acting as Court appointed Supervising Solicitor. He has extensive experience of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and has had conduct of significant matters in England and overseas (Bermuda and the US amongst others) and frequently acts as coordinating counsel for multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Mr. Coull also has a non-contentious practice, advising on insurance and reinsurance programme structuring and wordings, both traditional and alternative. He is ranked as a leading individual for insurance work in Insurance: Contentious Claims by the 2014 edition of Chambers Global and for Insurance UK-wide in Chambers UK 2015. He also regularly contributes to industry publications and undertakes speaking engagements.

Bar Admissions

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (1997)

Professional Associations

Recognised, Chambers Global – Insurance: Contentious Claims (2014)

Recognised, Chambers UK Guide – Insurance: Contentious Claims and Reinsurance (2014-2015)

Recognised, Super Lawyers UK (2013)

Listed, Intelligent Insurer The Legal Elite (2013)

Named, Leading Individual: Insurance: Contentious Claims and Reinsurance – Chambers UK (2012 edition)

Named, UK Legal Experts: Insurance (2011 edition)

Member, BILA

Cited Cases

Markel International Insurance Company Limited v Timothy Higgins (Court of Appeal) [2009] EWCA Civ 790

Markel International Insurance Company Limited v Surety Guarantee Consultants Limited & Ors [2008] EWHC
1135 (Comm)

Markel v SGC & Ors [2008] EWHC 3087 (Comm) and Sanger & Apter v Beazley [1999] LlLR 424

Gavin Coull
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