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Joshua Brown

Call 2017

Insurance & Reinsurance

In addition to his general property damage practice, Josh has been instructed on insurance disputes including:

  • Advised insurers on coverage with respect to a six-figure subsidence claim;
  • Advised on behalf of managing agents of a Lloyd’s Syndicate with respect to a potential c.£200,000 claim against third party claims handlers;
  • Advising in relation to a claim under the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 including various issues of policy coverage;
  • Settling a defence to a contribution and/or indemnity claim involving issues of interpretation of indemnity clauses and s.1(4) of the Civil Liability (Contribution Act) 1978;
  • Settling a defence to a claim for economic losses following an alleged collision with a railway bridge made against an insurer under the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010;
  • Advising insurer clients as to a potential claim against an uninsured driver pursuant to an indemnity agreement;
  • Advising as to the correct interpretation and effect of a contractual obligation to take out joint insurance;
  • Advising on jurisdiction under Article 13 of the Brussels Regulation in a contribution claim against an Italian insurer;
  • Advising (during pupillage) on whether the benefit of an indemnity policy had successfully been assigned to the prospective claimant;
  • Advising as to limitation issues in an insurance coverage dispute.

Selected Cases

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Winner of the Times Law Awards (2016)

Winner of the Maitland Advocacy Prize (2015)

Gray’s Inn (2016): Bedingfield Scholarship.

Gray’s Inn (2015): CPE/GDL Award.

City Law School (2015): GDL Scholarship.



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Bar Professional Training Course (2016-2017): City Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law (2015-2016): City Law School

MPhil, Merton College, University of Oxford (2013-2015)

BA (Hons), Merton College, University of Oxford (2010-2013), First Class





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