DWF Fishburns

DWF Fishburns is a leading UK professional indemnity firm. Operating from offices in London, Bristol and Dublin, our principal services are dispute resolution and claims management services for the insurance sector.

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Professional indemnity insurance is our core practice, where we are acknowledged as leaders in the field. Many of our partners are consistently recognised for their technical expertise in work that has extended to all cover aspect of both marine and non-marine insurance and re-insurance.

Our principal services include:

Professional Indemnity Insurance

We have an established reputation as one of the foremost professional indemnity and construction insurance practices in the UK. We deal with claims against a wide range of professionals including architects and engineers, accountants, brokers, solicitors, D&Os and IFAs.

Claims Handling and Risk Management

We are a recognised innovator in strategic claims management for the insurance industry. We were one of the first law firms to establish a London market professional indemnity claims handling team staffed by top quality professionals drawn from the insurance market. The team acts as an outsourcing claims handling facility for a range of insurers using our state-of-the-art, secure claims management system.

Loss Adjusting

Adjustability is the loss adjusting and insurance claims consultancy arm of DWF Fishburns. In addition to providing traditional loss adjusting services, we are also able to provide risk management advice and advice on policy wordings.

Non-Contentious Construction Advice

We have successfully pioneered an innovative approach to claims prevention through the creation of a dedicated non-contentious construction department which advises contractors, architects, engineers and other professionals on terms of appointment, collateral warranties and be-spoke building contracts.

European Group

Our dedicated European Unit provides another resource for insurers. Our multi-lingual and dual qualified lawyers handle all aspects of insurance litigation and advice. We are Green Card and Fourth Directive Agents for major European insurers.

International Litigation and Arbitration

Our expertise extends to the handling of cross-border litigation and arbitration. We regularly handle complex international arbitrations arising out of insurance, reinsurance and construction related disputes.

Global Casualty

Our Global Casualty and Property Group specialises in a wide range of insurance and reinsurance claims spanning five continents including the handling of complex casualty and coverage claims, catastrophic injury multi-party actions and major incidents, cross-border litigation, coverage disputes and product liability claims and recalls.

Marine, Trade and Energy

We specialise in all aspects of International Trade, Energy and Shipping. Our expertise extends to a broad range of goods and commodities. The department's focus areas include sale of goods contracts, dispute resolution, cross-border and jurisdictional litigation.


We have an established healthcare practice which handles a broad range of clinical negligence and medical regulatory work.

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DWF Fishburns in Ireland is a partnership regulated by the Law Society of Ireland.

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