Charlie Weston-Simons

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2261
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2261
Charlie Weston-Simons

Charlie Weston-Simons

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Biography

Charlie Weston-Simons is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in London. He acts on a wide range of contentious matters, with a particular focus on insurance issues, M&A disputes, professional negligence and cyber litigation. He also advises on insurance policy wordings and the structuring of insurance and reinsurance programmes.


Professional experience

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  • Double first, History, Cambridge University
  • Distinction, Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, City University
  • Barrister, qualified in England & Wales
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales

Insurance (advisory)

  • Reviewing all aspects of a major financial institution's captive insurance and reinsurance programme, covering crime, D&O, property damage and business interruption, general liability and terrorism wordings
  • Undertaking a detailed review of a commodities liability insurance policy for a major financial institution
  • Reviewing and recommending enhancements to a global bank's primary and excess specie wordings
  • Advising insurers on warranty & indemnity insurance wording matters.

Insurance (contentious)

  • Advising a bank on a US$12m claim under a stock throughput insurance policy
  • Advising insurers on various warranty & indemnity insurance claims
  • Acting for an insured on a £10m claim under a property damage insurance policy
  • Advising a bank on a substantial marine cargo insurance claim.

Commercial litigation

  • Acting for the owner and operator of a wind farm on a successful judicial review of a decision by Ofgem
  • Acting for a law firm on a long-running and high-profile civil fraud claim by the credit hire operator, Accident Exchange Limited
  • Acting for a private equity fund in defence of multiple breach of warranty claims arising from the sale of a company
  • Acting for a housing association in defence of a substantial negligence claim arising from a fire at a property
  • Advising an insurance company on a contractual dispute with an IT services provider.
  • Described as "super-smart", Legal 500 2019Commercial Litigation
  • Data breach litigation - here to stay?, Corporate Disputes Magazine, April 2019
  • Cyber litigation in the information age, Corporate Disputes Magazine, March 2019
  • Cyber litigation: the new frontier, Norton Rose Fulbright Corporate and Commercial Disputes Review, November 2018
  • Disputes arising from M&A transactions, Corporate Disputes Magazine, June 2018
  • Shareholder disputes roundtable, Corporate Disputes Magazine, March 2018
  • After the deal: recent cases and trends in M&A disputes, Corporate and Commercial Disputes Review, March 2018