We continue to respond the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and to ensure that we do all we can to keep our people, clients, friends and families safe.  We are open for business and operations are running smoothly, however we are continuing to do all we can to limit physical contact and to contain the traffic in to our working premises in Lincoln’s Inn to a safe working minimum.  We continue to be open for business, in as normal a way as we can make it.  Most barristers, practice managers and the rest of our staff team are still working remotely and making the best use of technology to deal effectively with work and meet our clients’ needs.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523. Our normal telephone system is still operating and our usual friendly team is available to help.

We have a specific Covid-19 Resources section to assist with the specific issues which the coronavirus pandemic is causing across all sections of society and business.  For ease, see a summary page of all contacts during this unusual time.


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The disruption caused by Covid-19 and the implementation of social distancing measures has made many people look at their insurance policies.  The Hardwicke Insurance Team is perfectly placed to deal with any queries you may have.

We are recognised by the legal directories as a leading chambers for complex insurance claims and coverage issues. We provide advice on policy wordings and are regularly instructed to defend claims and pursue subrogated recoveries in jurisdictions throughout the world.  Our members are specialists in actions involving insurers and insurance cover, including construction, property damage, death and personal injury, public liability, consumer, employer’s liability and health & safety as well as professional liability.  We have significant experience in policy coverage work, on behalf of assureds, insurers or reinsurers. We advise regularly on coverage and avoidance issues, dealing with issues such as misrepresentation and non-disclosure including breach of duty, fraud, policy interpretation, causation issues, notification and aggregation. We are experienced in dealing with the inter-relationship of multiple layers of insurance and co-insurance.  You can find more detail on our experience here.

We are familiar with all forms of insurance policy, including standard forms and bespoke wording and covering all the various types of liability insurance (D&O, employers, public, product and professional indemnity), insurance of property, contractors all risks insurance, life insurance and reinsurance.

Our expertise in related areas such as Commercial Dispute Resolution, Construction, Insolvency, Mediation & ADR and Property can be seen on our practice pages and these areas also have Covid-19 related content which you can review by clicking on the relevant tab on left hand side of this page.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss anything further, please contact Richard Sumarno or Adam Blades who will be happy to help you.