Margaret is the Deputy Head of the London Insurance Recovery Group. She is the immediate past Chair of the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association. Margaret specialises in marine and non-marine insurance and she has extensive experience of representing clients in both arbitration and court proceedings. She has particular expertise in coverage disputes, involving commercial and mortgage indemnity insurance, finance insurance, marine cargo insurance, energy risks, political risks, directors’ and officers’ insurance and reinsurance. She advises on Warranty and Indemnity insurance and due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. Clients include banks, energy companies, major ship owners, P&I Clubs, brokers, policy holders and their errors and omissions underwriters. On the professional negligence side, her main area of practice is in relation to brokers’ defence work and solicitors’ defence work. She has also acted for a banking client in a successful multi-million claim against a firm of valuers. She has represented professional negligence clients in the High Court and in mediations. Margaret is an accredited mediator with CEDR and ADR Chambers.