Mark Aitken


Worked continuously for the insurance sector for the last 20 years, specialising in property and commercial claims involving fraud and related policy coverage issues. Extensive experience of high value and complex claims involving arson, staged theft and other deliberate or exaggerated damage. Regularly advises insurers preparing responses to the Financial Ombudsman Service.


  • BILA

Significant reported cases

  • Bate v Aviva Insurance [2013] EWHC 1687 (Comm)
  • Yeates v Aviva Insurance [2012] EWCA Civ 634
  • Aviva Insurance v Brown [2011] EWHC 362 (QBD)
  • Aviva Insurance v Joyce (2011)
  • Joseph Fielding Properties (Blackpool) Ltd v Aviva Insurance [2010] EWHC 2192 (QBD)
  • Direct Line Insurance v Khan [2001] EWCA Civ 1794, [2002] Lloyd's Rep IR 364

Contact Details

+44 20 7029 4210


Mark Aitken ‘is very respected’ and ‘highly experienced’

Legal 500 2017

Mark Aitken, who is singled out for his ‘strong attention to detail and substantial knowledge in all areas’

Legal 500 2016

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