Insurance Litigation

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 lawyers 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.

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
Dealing with complaints before the Financial Ombudsman Service

Cutting legal costs

Lawyers are not always needed in insurance cases but sometimes legal action is required.  Traditionally companies instruct the lawyers acting on behalf of their insurers. However, there can be more value in having claims dealt with by your regional business lawyers – you should expect a more personalised service including a responsive service that is in tune with your business approach and, crucially, one which will deliver you better value for money.

Our experienced and specialised team has a huge amount of experience of working with brokers and loss adjusters and can work with you within your existing framework where appropriate.  We have the flexibility to offer a range of funding options.  You will know exactly how and what you are being charged before any work is commenced.

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.

The Team is an active member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.

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 (2017) 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.”

Meet the team

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner
Salisbury

Kelvin Farmaner

Partner
Southampton

Bethany Blamire

Partner
Southampton

Sarah Wheadon

Partner
Southampton

James Braund

Senior Associate
Poole

Andrew Boba

Paralegal
Southampton