David Chadwick

David Chadwick

Partner London, United Kingdom


  • Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1992

David is a Partner in our London office who qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1992. His practice has a particular focus on policies involving political and financial risk, professional indemnity and insurance and reinsurance.

A specialist in insurance, David has vast experience advising political risk insurers in relation to the adjustment and defence of claims involving all types of political risk policies, such as confiscation, expropriation, nationalisation and deprivation, and contract frustration and contingency (change of law) policies. He has also advised clients on credit insurance policies and has acted on a range of political violence and ‘discord risk’ claims, building up significant experience involving multi-jurisdictional claims in Africa, EMEA and Latin America.

Another significant area of focus for David is the financial institutions sector, in which he has a wide range of experience acting for insurers on matters such as claims including civil liability, bankers blanket bonds and directors’ and officers’ claims. He has had heavy involvement in some of the most high-profile claims to affect the financial markets, often comprising cross-jurisdiction exposure. In addition to his contentious experience in this space, David also regularly advises on wordings-related issues and is experienced in the area of policy drafting.

David handles a wide range of professional indemnity matters, acting for professionals such as investment brokers, management consultants, solicitors and surveyors. He also often acts for insurers and reinsurers in relation to claims involving litigation, pre-contractual risk assessment, policy reviews and drafting, and both treaty and facultative business.

Finally, David also acts on a wide range of transactional risk claims, including claims relating to warranty and indemnity policies, and tax indemnities.

He is a member of the Forum of Insurance.

Market recognition

  • Notable practitioner (Band 1) for 'Insurance: Contentious Claims (UK-wide)'
    Sources say he "remains a leader in his field" and consider him to be a "technically fantastic" lawyer who offers "great commercial judgement."
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance and reinsurance litigation (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Included in the The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2019 for Insurance Law (London) 
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 UK 2019