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We are a team of experienced litigation lawyers and in addition we have a niche expertise and understanding of the insurance sector. Our team of solicitors specialise in all areas of insurance litigation ranging from small value claims right up to £multi-million cases. We act for major European and UK insurers and brokers as well as businesses and individuals.

Our solicitors have a proven track record of handling all types of claims from initial liability enquiries, small and County Court claims through to High Court and contested cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

We have advised on claims arising from various types of accidents, including those supported by motor and household insurance policies, holiday and travel insurance, as well as cases where a source of funding is not available to defend claims.

Kelvin is recognised in Chambers (2017), who state that he has a very strong reputation for his work defending complex and high-value personal injury claims - with clients describing him as "very thorough, dedicated and knowledgeable."

Chambers (2017) also states that Bethany Blamire is frequently instructed on claims with international elements. Sources say that "she's just really efficient and very good" and "has experience beyond her years - her decisions are like that of a senior partner."

Legal 500 (2016) states Kelvin Farmaner’s team at Trethowans LLP is 'excellent and progressive' and stands out for its 'clear and strategic advice to foreign insurers.' Kelvin is recommended as a 'robust but realistic negotiator who can be relied upon to provide a constructive and analytical approach.'

We can help with:

  • All areas of insurance litigation including defending personal injury and other liability claims;
  • Helping businesses control the cost of business insurance;
  • Higher value claims that require legal action;
  • First party disputes concerning insurance / indemnity cover issues; and
  • Dealing with complaints before the Financial Ombudsman Service.

We pride ourselves on offering a responsive and cost effective business support service. We have a practical, hands-on approach, which is focused on providing a satisfactory solution at the earliest possible opportunity.

Reducing costs

Suitable insurance policies are essential for any business in order to protect you from unexpected, and sometimes overwhelming costs if an accident happens and in general this insurance is compulsory. As with any aspect of your business controlling costs is essential, view our reducing your insurance costs page for more information.

For further information about the insurance litigation team please click here. 

Case studies

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Representing the defendant via their European insurer in connection with an accident involving a lorry and a taxi. A claim was presented by a passenger in the taxi who was three month’s pregnant at the time of the accident. A GP report was...
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Acting for a Spanish insurer in relation to a road traffic accident for which liability was not in dispute. A claim was presented on the basis that the claimant had sustained a whiplash injury to her neck and lower back in the index accident, as well as...
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Representing the defendant in connection with a road traffic accident in relation to which liability was initially disputed. The claimant’s vehicle was inspected on 9 March 2011 and declared a total loss. Notwithstanding this, the vehicle remained in...

Meet the team

Bethany Blamire
Partner
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0549
07500 935 694
Insurance Litigation
Kelvin Farmaner
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Group
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0527
07500 935 553
Insurance Litigation
Sarah Wheadon
Partner
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Southampton
023 8082 0485
07881 343975
Health & Safety and Regulatory
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury
James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
James Parsons
Consultant Solicitor
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
01752 421590
07970 191 514
Insurance Litigation
Andrew Boba
Paralegal
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0495
Insurance Litigation
Victoria Barrington
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0520
Insurance Litigation
Angela Fraser
Legal Secretary
Insurance Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0517
Insurance Litigation

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