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    David Nicholson

    David Nicholson

    Underwriter - LPL

    Our specialist lawyers' team insures law firms with areas of practice that traditionally have had difficulty obtaining quality long term coverage from US domestic markets.

    Our professional liability is underwritten on a surplus lines basis by a dedicated experienced team at Lloyd's.

    Target market

    Firms that currently or potentially confront coverage challenges due to high profile areas of practice or loss record

    Additional coverage benefits 

    • Latest LAW07 policy language
    • Broad definition of claim
    • Continuity cover for renewing clients
    • Cover for predecessor firms
    • Cover for ex lawyers and partners for the work on behalf of the firm
    • Cover for contract lawyers
    • Policy language designed to minimise disputes and cover what matters
    • Options for world-wide coverage
    • Renewable ERP options with annual limits and options to amend limits and deductibles  

    Key territories


    Practice focus

    Specialized "boutique" practices, including plaintiff's bar, intellectual property, securities, antitrust, and entertainment


    Up to $5,000,000 at 100% or $20,000,000 on subscription basis. Minimum retention: $25,000 (≈1% of revenues)

    Information needed to obtain a quote

    We require an up to date Lloyd's or domestic application form showing gross revenues, lawyer count and at least five years claims information. For renewal clients, we have a two page application form.

    Your premium indication is based on

    A range of variables, including: 

    • The number of attorneys
    • The firm's Gross revenues
    • The types of services the firm is providing  
    • Claims experience
    • Risk management policies and procedures

    Specialist Law Firms team


    David Nicholson

    Underwriter - LPL

    David Nicholson

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7095

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    Wordings / policies

    US Specialist lawyers LAW07 LMA3079

    The descriptions contained on this website are for preliminary informational purposes only. In the US, the product may be available on an admitted basis in some but not all jurisdictions through Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. In other US jurisdictions, the product is underwritten by Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's and is available only on a surplus lines basis through licensed surplus lines brokers. The publication and delivery of the information contained herein is not intended as a solicitation for the purchase of insurance on any US risk.

    Except where products are issued by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., coverages are underwritten by Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's and will vary depending on individual country law requirements and may be unavailable in some countries.  The exact coverage afforded by the products described herein is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of each policy issued.

    Some coverages are made available through Beazley USA Services, Inc., which is a service company that is a part of the Beazley Group and has authority to enter into contracts of insurance on behalf of the Lloyd's underwriting members of Lloyd's syndicates 623 and 2623 which are managed by Beazley Furlonge Limited.  Beazley USA Services, Inc. is licensed and regulated by insurance regulatory authorities in the respective states of the US and transacts business in the State of California as Beazley Insurance Services (License#: 0G55497).

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