Paul Wordley is head of the international insurance and reinsurance recoveries practice at EC3 Legal based in London but with clients all over the world. His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors. Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience, having represented clients in several successful multi-million dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.
EC3 Legal's insurance and reinsurance recoveries team proudly and resolutely represents clients from all market sectors, including policyholders, brokers, captives, insurers and reinsurers, based nationally and internationally. Its lawyers leverage their hands-on experience of many years in the London Market and knowledge of in-house and global firm culture and imperatives, in seeking cost-effective solutions for clients, whether by negotiation, mediation or arbitration/litigation. Assignments include a broad spectrum of property, liability, specialty, cyber and emerging risks. These invariably (but not always) involve insurance, complex risk management issues, regulatory considerations and critical coverage analysis. Work is frequently strategic, reputation-sensitive, and high value rather than commoditised.
The team has resolved many high-profile claims in recent years – notably, some big ticket telecoms, energy, gas and mining claims. They are noted in Chambers UK 2017 for their "very expansive practice" and compliments them for being "very easy to deal with".