Property damage

Advice on all types of property damage and the efficient resolution of related claims.

High-value property damage and business interruption claims are, by their nature, complex and can happen anywhere in the world. They can result from hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, explosions, floods, subsidence, mechanical failure or social and political unrest, and in the context of commercial, construction, distribution, engineering, energy, industrial, leisure or retail projects.

Weightmans' expert team advises large corporate businesses, professionals, insurers, intermediaries and reinsurers on the drafting, review, interpretation and application of insurance and reinsurance cover on a global basis.

Whatever the size, nature or location of your activities, we can help you to manage and resolve claims efficiently and effectively for the best possible outcome. We deal with every aspect of claims resolution, including negotiated settlement, mediation and arbitration or court proceedings.

Our services are especially relevant if your business includes overseas operations, as we have long-standing experience in working with the best technical experts and lawyers in other jurisdictions and advising on disputes internationally.

We're skilled in reviewing and interpreting all types of property damage and business interruption insurance and reinsurance policies, whether as part of an All Risks cover or separate EAR/CAR/DSU/ALOP or operational policies.

Examples of our work include advising in relation to a fire at a radiological centre on Harley Street; large scale flooding following environmental incident, turbine failures at a power plant in India; a mine wall collapse in Africa; an explosion at a copper smelter in the USA; a damaged hotel in the British Virgin Islands, plant failure at an aluminium smelters in Africa and Northern Europe and losses following the Chilean earthquake.

Weightmans experts contribute to new construction guide to reduce avoidable error

Experts from national law firm Weightmans have contributed to the newest guide from the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI), the organisation tackling…

Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe Associate
Weightmans strengthens national construction team with two expert hires

Daniel Barchet and Richard Vaughan join the firm during time of exceptional growth

Karl Jackson
Karl Jackson Partner

Social housing, local government, occupiers’ liability, fraud, contempt proceedings

Clarion Housing established 21 counts of contempt of court in committal proceedings against a claimant found to have invented a loss of earnings…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

Weightmans continues to build in Glasgow with new Property Partner

National Top 45 law firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Cassandra Auld as Partner in the Real Estate team in Glasgow.

Cassandra Auld
Cassandra Auld Partner

Edward Iliffe v Feltham Construction

In multi party litigation arising from fire damage, Feltham Construction appealed against an order granting summary judgement in favour of the…

Fire damage – establishing causation, or not

This case concerned two neighbouring homeowners whose houses were separated by a small alleyway.

Sugar Hut Group Ltd v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Ltd Plc

Great Lakes provided insurance for four nightclubs including one where a fire occurred, causing substantial loss for which the claimants were seeking…

Ling Ong
Ling Ong Partner

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