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Kate joined Edwin Coe in 2015 working within the Insurance Litigation team advising on a wide range of insurance claims involving insurance policy interpretation and coverage issues, and professional negligence claims.

Prior to joining Edwin Coe, Kate studied at the University of Western Australia and then completed her Articles of Clerkship at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Solicitors, an Australian commercial law firm, where she worked for six years as an Associate advising on a wide range of commercial litigation, insurance litigation, commercial and corporate, property and private client matters.

Kate was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2005 and is also admitted in the High Court of Australia.

 

Upon moving to London in 2011, Kate undertook the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme examinations and cross-qualified in the UK in 2012. Before joining Edwin Coe, Kate worked as a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Rosling King LLP for three years, specialising in complex professional negligence claims.

Kate provides specialised advice to policyholders on substantial property damage claims arising as a result of fires, thefts or floods and advising in respect of material damage, under-insurance and business interruption claims, assisting businesses to secure their insurance recoveries, if necessary, through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

  • Acting for a Claimant in respect of material damage and business interruption losses where the insurer denied cover relying on a material misrepresentation argument.
  • Acting for the Claimant’s waste recycling business in a claim against its insurance broker in negligence for failure to advise on disclosure issues, policy conditions and failure to arrange cover which provided an indemnity in relation to loss of profit and stock debris removal.
  • Acting for a Claimant in a professional negligence claim in respect of inheritance tax advice given by a firm of accountants.
  • Various claims against insurance brokers for negligent advice on the operation of warranties and conditions precedent.
Kate Dwyer is particularly good.

The Legal 500 2017

Kate Dwyer is particularly good.

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview

  • Assessment of damage claims

  • Business Interruption claims

  • Professional Negligence

  • Claims against security providers

  • Denied claims on the basis of Breach of Warranty or General Condition

  • Fire

  • Insurance claims

  • Third Party claims for Uninsured Losses

  • Waste Management

  • Print & Packaging

Credentials

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the London Business Interruption Association

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

Quotes

Kate Dwyer is particularly good.


The Legal 500 2017

Kate Dwyer is particularly good.

The Legal 500 2017

They have insurers' respect and are a credible force, offering a very good policyholder service.


Chambers UK 2015

They have insurers' respect and are a credible force, offering a very good policyholder service.

Chambers UK 2015

They are assured and persistent on behalf of their clients.


Chambers UK 2015

They are assured and persistent on behalf of their clients.

Chambers UK 2015

Edwin Coe LLP’s lawyers know their insurance law inside out.


The Legal 500 2014

Edwin Coe LLP’s lawyers know their insurance law inside out.

The Legal 500 2014

They've been doing it for longer than anyone else, and they have a phenomenal success rate.


Chambers UK 2014

They've been doing it for longer than anyone else, and they have a phenomenal success rate.

Chambers UK 2014

You can be confident with Edwin Coe that they are experts in their area.


Chambers UK 2014

You can be confident with Edwin Coe that they are experts in their area.

Chambers UK 2014

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Kate Dwyer

Senior Associate

Kate joined Edwin Coe in 2015 working within the Insurance Litigation team advising on a wide range of insurance claims involving insurance policy interpretation and coverage issues, and professional negligence claims.

Prior to joining Edwin Coe, Kate studied at the University of Western Australia and then completed her Articles of Clerkship at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky Solicitors, an Australian commercial law firm, where she worked for six years as an Associate advising on a wide range of commercial litigation, insurance litigation, commercial and corporate, property and private client matters.

Kate was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2005 and is also admitted in the High Court of Australia.

 

Upon moving to London in 2011, Kate undertook the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme examinations and cross-qualified in the UK in 2012. Before joining Edwin Coe, Kate worked as a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Rosling King LLP for three years, specialising in complex professional negligence claims.

Kate provides specialised advice to policyholders on substantial property damage claims arising as a result of fires, thefts or floods and advising in respect of material damage, under-insurance and business interruption claims, assisting businesses to secure their insurance recoveries, if necessary, through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview
  • Assessment of damage claims
  • Business Interruption claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Claims against security providers
  • Denied claims on the basis of Breach of Warranty or General Condition
  • Fire
  • Insurance claims
  • Third Party claims for Uninsured Losses
  • Waste Management
  • Print & Packaging

Experience

  • Acting for a Claimant in respect of material damage and business interruption losses where the insurer denied cover relying on a material misrepresentation argument.
  • Acting for the Claimant’s waste recycling business in a claim against its insurance broker in negligence for failure to advise on disclosure issues, policy conditions and failure to arrange cover which provided an indemnity in relation to loss of profit and stock debris removal.
  • Acting for a Claimant in a professional negligence claim in respect of inheritance tax advice given by a firm of accountants.
  • Various claims against insurance brokers for negligent advice on the operation of warranties and conditions precedent.

Credentials

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the London Business Interruption Association

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4101

Email:
kate.dwyer@edwincoe.com

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