Ed specialises in policy coverage advice and related disputes. He acts exclusively for insurers, both in the UK and internationally, with a particular emphasis on all classes of insurance affecting the Construction, Technology and Professional Services sectors.
Ed’s practise has global reach and he has vast experience of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution in many jurisdictions, including the UK and Ireland, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Iceland, Canada, Australia, the UAE and the USA. The past year alone has seen him handling a multi-million dollar coverage dispute involving allegations of fraud and racketeering originating from proceedings in Texas about a failed property investment scheme; two Court of Appeal hearings before the Irish Supreme Court and one referral to the CJEU on points of regulatory interpretation and public policy arising from a billion euro suite of product liability class actions concerning the Eire pyrite crisis; as well as advising on the recoverability of a major marine cargo all risks loss concerning pharmaceutical and life sciences supplies that disappeared in transit between Chicago and Dusseldorf.
He has also risen to prominence in the field of Cyber insurance and related Data Protection and Privacy liabilities: he led a major campaign and survey in conjunction with Insurance Day during the Autumn of 2015 which revealed the real extent of the insurance industry’s understanding of this hugely important area and its readiness to deal with pervasive cyber risks; he is also asked to write regularly on Cyber related issues for numerous publications, including national press such as the Times, as well as appearing on live television and radio as an expert for the BBC following the recent TalkTalk data breach in which 4 million customer records were stolen by hackers.
Following the discovery of medical records in a skip outside the former offices a law firm, an investigation has been launched by the ICO.
At the Weightmans’ Big Data event, the panel discussion considered the threat to business from a cyber security breach.