The Insurance Team at Carson McDowell brings full service expertise across all areas of insurance. We have long-standing relationships with many of the UK's leading insurance companies having been an advisor to them on NI issues for many years.Our experience stretches beyond representing insurance companies in the defence of actions taken against their insured as we have significant experience across the entire sector from coverage issues through to advice on matters such as fraud and competition.

The team is highly regarded both locally and further afield for their expertise within the sector.

Key Contacts

Hugh McGrattan, Partner, Head of Insurance Team

Declan Magee, Partner, Joint Head of Litigation

Claire Harmer, Partner, Defence Insurance Litigation

Kirsten Magee, Associate, Commercial Litigation

Shauna McAuley, Associate, Commercial Litigation

What We Do

  • Support clients on coverage issues providing concise commercially focused advice
  • Take instructions and assisting in defence of actions taken against clients of the insurer
  • Insurance and re-insurance liability investigations
  • Fraud investigations
  • Assisting with high value insurance based litigation advices
  • Reporting to clients on preferred reporting formats

What others Say About Us

Chambers and Partners UK 2016 (Band 1):

What the team is known for

Market-leading practice with wide-ranging expertise which includes advising insurers on claims against solicitors and valuers. Also active on cases involving architects, lenders and financial advisers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is excellent in speed of response and depth of knowledge, and they instil confidence when handling litigation."

Notable practitioners

Declan Magee has extensive experience in defending high-value and complex professional negligence claims on behalf of both insurers and solicitors.

Significant clients Marsh, Hiscox Insurance, Novae Insurance, Devonshire Claims Services, Medical Protection Society.