About Insurance Disputes

When a claim materializes and there is a dispute over coverage it can mean the difference between profit and loss for an insurance company and/ or the future existence of an insured party. Coverage disputes require specialist knowledge with experience in insurance arbitration. Coverage disputes are often ‘documents only’ arbitration without an oral hearing, which requires detailed submissions and knowledge of interpretation laws.

Our Services

  • Acting as arbitrator
  • Investigation and advice of coverage
  • Representing insurer in coverage arbitration
  • Representing insured at coverage arbitration
  • Drafting ADR provisions in insurance contracts
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Negotiation of coverage disputes

Our Experience

  • Represented global insurer in a strikeout of a €4m professional indemnity claim
  • Negotiated coverage dispute valued at €2.5m between a global insurer and insured party
  • Successfully mediated indemnity claim for 25% of claim reserve
  • Settled breach of undertaking claim against property solicitor through practical conveyancing solution
  • Litigated 18 claims against financial services insurer
  • Represented a significant electrical subcontractor in €1,000,000 dispute at Conciliation
  • Acted in a JSI Sports arbitration – successful defence of selection dispute in a process lasting 4 days in total
  • Secured interlocutory relief and then vacant possession in €6m central Dublin landmark property for landlord against a former owner who had created sham lease and sublease with multi-jurisdictional parties

Our Clients

Ogier Leman act for global insurers and insured parties in a variety of claims from financial insurance to professional indemnity insurance and all types of business insurance including cyber, directors and officers.

Your Contacts

Ronan McGoldrick

Partner, Head of Financial Services Dispute Resolution

T: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 632 3116

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Larry Fenelon

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

T: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 632 3110

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Elaine White


TEL: +353 1 639 3000

Email: ireland@ogier.com

Stephen O’Connor


TEL : +353 1 639 3000

Email: ireland@ogier.com