Property damage & recovery

Our property damage dispute resolution practice is one of the biggest names in the property sector. We have a well-established and respected team that has vast experience advising some of the UK’s largest insurers and specialist Lloyd’s underwriters on all types of property damage claims. This includes policy coverage, multi-million pound fire spread claims, subsidence, infrastructure damage claims, flood damage, and building defect claims through to engineering and Party Wall Act disputes. We have particular specialisms in policy coverage involving fraudulent property damage claims relating to arson, theft and malicious damage and have considerable experience of managing bulk low-value property damage and liability claims recovery schemes.

Acting for some of the largest insurers, brokers, MGAs and corporates in the property sector, our dedicated property insurance lawyers provide advice, liability defence and coverage expertise, which includes policy drafting, interpretation and advice on the scope of cover and breach of policy terms and conditions. We understand the issues that affect property developers, property owners, as well as residential and commercial landlords.

In addition, we operate highly efficient subrogated recovery schemes for a large number of insurers and corporate policyholders.

Who to contact


John O'Shea

John O'Shea

Partner and head of property damage,
London



Testimonials


An excellent team as a whole, and the first I go to on a regular basis.

Chambers and Partners 2017

BLM often plays a leading role in substantial property damage cases

Chambers and Partners 2017

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Property damage & recovery Team

Philip Adamis

Philip Adamis

Partner,
London


Mark Aitken

Mark Aitken

Partner,
London


Nick Bond

Nick Bond

Partner,
Manchester


Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

Partner,
Belfast


Alison Cassidy

Alison Cassidy

Partner,
Belfast


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Garrett Cormican

Garrett Cormican

Associate,
Dublin


Cormac Fitzpatrick

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Partner and head of office,
Belfast, Derry


Nick Gee

Nick Gee

Partner,
Manchester


Caroline Kane

Caroline Kane

Partner,
Birmingham


Warren King

Warren King

Partner,
London


Grant Maclean

Grant Maclean

Partner,
Glasgow


Catherine Mangham

Catherine Mangham

Partner,
Manchester


Rhona McGrath

Rhona McGrath

Partner,
Dublin


Andrew Millen

Andrew Millen

Partner,
Manchester