April McClements is a Partner in the Insurance and Dispute Resolution team. April is a commercial litigator and specialises in insurance disputes.
April advises insurance companies on policy wording drafting and interpretation, complex coverage disputes (in particular relating to financial lines policies), D&O claims, professional indemnity claims, including any potential third party liability, and subrogation claims. She also advises on emerging risks such as cyber. She manages a significant number of professional indemnity claims for professionals, including insurance brokers, architects and engineers, for a variety of insurers.
April has been involved in obtaining High Court approval for various insurance portfolio transfers and / or schemes of arrangement arising from reorganisations and/or mergers and acquisitions involving life, non-life and captive insurers. She also works in the area of general commercial litigation with a particular focus on contractual disputes, most of which are litigated in the Commercial Court. She is also a strong advocate of ADR and has acted for clients in mediations and arbitration.
April is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the British Insurance Law Association. She has contributed to various industry publications and has participated in seminars as a speaker on insurance issues.
April McClements "uses a common-sense approach to solving any issues and is open to finding novel solutions" – European Legal 500 2019
April McClements has "very, very good technical knowledge" – Chambers Europe 2019
April McClements is named a next generation lawyer – European Legal 500 2019
April McClements is "technically excellent". – European Legal 500 2018
April "has been extremely impressive in terms of commercial awareness, legal insight and on the wider elements of individual cases." - Chambers Europe 2018
Recognised by Intelligent Insurer as one of their Influential Women in Re/Insurance 2017