Ed Lewis is an "excellent negotiator".Legal 500 2019
"Bright, commercial, serious and tough."Legal 500 2019
Edward leads the firm's Specialty and Financial Lines practice, comprising of more than 40 lawyers nationally. His expertise spans multiple classes of insurance business, predominantly in the fields of Finance, Digital & Data, Construction and Science & Technology. He acts for insurers and nominated policyholders in the UK and internationally, advising on corporate strategy, insurance law and coverage, risk transfer and litigation.
Dual qualified as a solicitor and barrister both in England and the Republic of Ireland, Edward's current cases include the Pyrite class actions in Eire, suspected banking fraud involving American Deposit Receipts before the Commercial Court in Paris, the controversy over textured breast implants and the worldwide recall of Allergan Biocell devices, the Grenfell Inquiry and the widely-reported £330million cladding block notification that is currently the largest known cladding exposure post-Grenfell within the London insurance market.
Edward is also the lead lawyer in CyXcel, a unique multidisciplinary service from Weightmans which launched in 2018 and provides comprehensive advice and solutions for digital and data resilience, incident planning, crisis management and response. The CyXcel team acts for insurers, public bodies and commercial organisations of all sizes. The team's work in the last year has included some the most high-profile cyber security incidents, state-sponsored ransoms and multi-jurisdiction data breaches; as well as delivering targeted consultancy on cyber maturity, operational impact modelling, privacy vulnerability, GDPR compliance and risk transfer.
The legal directories describe Edward as "Brilliant" also noting that he "provides sound legal advice, delivered with commercial acumen".