Ling joined Weightmans in 2008, specialising in insurance and reinsurance litigation with particular focus on coverage disputes and advice. Before joining us, she was a partner in the London (Re)insurance team at DLA Piper, and at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.
Ling brings nearly 30 years’ experience of dealing with London Market issues and is one of the few London Market practitioners who holds an annual Certificate of Compliance in respect of the California Fair Claims Settlement Practice Regulations. She has dealt with a wide range of insurance and reinsurance matters for Lloyd’s Syndicates, and international London Market insurance and reinsurance companies.
Ling is very experienced in mediations, arbitrations, and court litigation, having dealt with a number of major market disputes both in the UK and abroad. She is regularly involved in complex losses or claims emanating from jurisdictions in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. This has included litigating before the French Commercial Court, the Ontario Court of Justice and Court of Appeal, various US courts, and the Thai Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.
Internationally, Ling is a member of the Reinsurance Working Group for AIDA (Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances), the FDCC (Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel) and the IBA (International Bar Association). She has spoken at the IBA Annual Conference in Boston and was invited by the IBA to contribute the UK chapter for their global COVID-19 insurance project.
Within the UK, she was President of the London FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers). She now sits on the London FOIL ESG Board and Reinsurance Sector Focus Group. She is also a member of BILA (British Insurance Law Association).