Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge
Now the merger with Kendall Freeman is complete, there is no longer a question mark: EAPD is the biggest player in the insurance jungle.
Barlow Lyde and Gilbert
This firm has 50 partners dedicated to insurance and reinsurance disputes. Next time Reinsurance Towers finds itself in an argument over the company Ferrari's insurance, we know where to go.
Well-respected and experienced, word has it that the cull of lawyers in High Holborn didn't affect Lovell's insurance branch too badly: they were too busy. That's a blessing in this day and age.
If three of a firm's partners have been named as some of the world's biggest insurance and reinsurance players then they know what they are doing.
Beachcroft was up there in our list last year and nothing has changed since then. You don't have to be a magic circle player to be respected as Beachcroft has proved.
With 100 lawyers on the case in insurance and reinsurance, you couldn't argue against Mayer Brown being dedicated to the world of insurance, could you?
DLA's reach crosses the Pacific: it is a major player in Australia and New Zealand, too.
Clyde & Co
The Middle East gold rush has long been talked about and if the growth continues then it will arrive, with law firms sure to be coming running for reinsurance clients. Wayne Jones, however, has been there since 2001. That is true foresight - and a small measure of luck, we might add. Watch out for rival Holman Fenwick Willan in this space, too.
If it is market intelligence that you want then Weightmans is at the top of the list. The lawyers there are pretty good at writing articles, too, which is a blessing.
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