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Patrick Maxwell

Call 2011

Insurance & Reinsurance

Patrick is frequently instructed by insurers in all the areas in which he practices. He has substantial experience of fraudulent claims as well as disputes concerning policy interpretation, avoidance of cover for nondisclosure, misrepresentation and breach of notification clauses.

Selected Cases

  • LB Harrow v Engie (2018) (TCC) Acting (with Andrew Rigney QC) in successful claim for a declaration as to the extent of the claimant’s obligation to take out a policy of latent defects insurance.
  • Acting (with Ben Quiney QC) in an arbitration concerning a coverage dispute under a professional indemnity policy.
  • Acting for the defendant insurer in a coverage dispute that arose from a fire at business premises.
  • Acting on behalf of underwriters in an arbitration concerning after the event insurance policies provided by solicitors under delegated authority.
  • Acting for the claimant insured in a coverage dispute concerning alleged non-disclosure and misrepresentation.
  • Advising (with Andrew Rigney QC) on interpretation of a combined Public and Product Liability policy in a c.£3m property damage claim.
  • Successfully achieving, at trial, the dismissal of the entirety of a claim under a travel insurance policy on the basis of a representation that exaggerated the value of a modest element of the claim.
  • Acting in a claim concerning the validity of a settlement agreement in which it was alleged that a loss adjuster had acted without or in excess of the authority of its principle.
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  • BA Hons (First Class), University of Oxford
  • GDL, City University
  • BPTC, City University
  • David Karmel Award, Grays Inn
  • Holt Scholarship, Grays Inn
  • Academic Scholarships, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford


  • SCL
  • PNBA

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