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Nicola joined Edwin Coe in 2010 and became a partner in April 2013. Her practice covers advice to Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of commercial and insurance matters, including insurance policy interpretation and coverage issues, professional negligence, product liability, fraud, cyber risks, jeweller’s block, fine art and antique disputes, and disputes arising out of critical illness and permanent health insurance policies.

Nicola has particular expertise advising 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 efficient resolution of claims and to maximise recoveries, if necessary, through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

In addition, Nicola provides advice in relation to health and safety and environmental issues arising out of substantial property damage claims including incident management, HSE investigations and PACE interviews and defending criminal prosecutions.

Nicola is also able to review policy wordings assisting policyholders to identify potential gaps and to improve coverage; providing advice on the interpretation of policy wordings, the duty of disclosure and the consequences of breaches of policy terms and conditions. She speaks regularly to corporate audiences and SME’s about insurance, and health and safety related issues.

Insurance

  • Advising an individual policyholder in relation to his various health insurance policies in the event of permanent ill health and his ability to work again.
  • Acting for a number of Claimants pursuing claims for uninsured and under-insured losses and business interruption arising from the explosion of a petrol depot in Buncefield.
  • Acting for a Claimant company for material damage and business interruption losses where the insurer denied cover relying on a material misrepresentation argument.
  • Representing a professional firm in relation to insurance coverage issues following a substantial client account theft as a result of cyber fraud.

Professional Negligence

  • Acting for a leading London street market against its brokers in relation to a fire which caused approximately £8m of damage.
  • Acting in relation to a recycling plant which burnt down. Following insurer’s purported avoidance of the policy; the insurance brokers were sued for failing to advise the policyholder of its duty to give full disclosure of all material facts.
  • 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.
  • Acting for the Claimant property owner in a claim against the broker in negligence for failure to arrange cover for loss of rent and for incorrectly arranging cover on a joint basis.

Commercial

  • Acting for a corporate client in relation to a claim for fraudulent misappropriation of £9m of client’s monies.
  • Acting for a corporate client in relation to its claim for fraudulent misappropriation of company monies by a former employee and taking injunctive and possessory action to successfully recover the monies.
The unflappable, experienced and charming Nicola Maher has a great rapport with clients and is prepared to fight their c...

The Legal 500 2017

The unflappable, experienced and charming Nicola Maher has a great rapport with clients and is prepared to fight their corner.

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview

  • Insurance claims

  • Assessment of Damage claims

  • Business Interruption claims

  • Professional Negligence

  • Health and Safety investigations and defence of criminal prosecutions

  • Claims against security providers

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

  • Third Party claims for Uninsured Losses

  • Industry Sectors: Waste management, print & packaging, manufacturing, retail and leisure, construction, engineering, property, IT, SME’s

  • Issues arising out of fire, theft, flood, fraud, and cyber risks

Credentials

  • Ranked in Chambers UK 2019

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the London Business Interruption Association

  • Member of the London Chamber of Commerce

  • Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

  • British Insurance Law Association

Quotes

She goes the extra mile to get the best result for the client.


Chambers UK 2019

She goes the extra mile to get the best result for the client.

Chambers UK 2019

Nicola Maher is hungry and determined.


The Legal 500 2019

Nicola Maher is hungry and determined.

The Legal 500 2019

Her performance has been nothing short of excellent.


Chambers UK 2019

Her performance has been nothing short of excellent.

Chambers UK 2019

Nicola Maher provides performance and results that are nothing short of outstanding with expertise and authority.

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The Legal 500 2019

Nicola Maher provides performance and results that are nothing short of outstanding with expertise and authority.

The Legal 500 2019

She is straightforward, commercial and fights her clients case with charm.


Chambers UK 2018

She is straightforward, commercial and fights her clients case with charm.

Chambers UK 2018

Nicola Maher leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of her clients interests.


The Legal 500 2017

Nicola Maher leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of her clients interests.

The Legal 500 2017

The unflappable, experienced and charming Nicola Maher has a great rapport with clients and is prepared to fight thei...
The Legal 500 2017

The unflappable, experienced and charming Nicola Maher has a great rapport with clients and is prepared to fight their corner.

The Legal 500 2017

Sources credit her as being "really good technically and very conscientious," and add that they have "never known her...
Chambers UK 2017

Sources credit her as being "really good technically and very conscientious," and add that they have "never known her to call it wrong."

Chambers UK 2017

Rising star Nicola Maher has a strong focus on property claims as part of a broad commercial insurance practice.


Chambers UK 2016

Rising star Nicola Maher has a strong focus on property claims as part of a broad commercial insurance practice.

Chambers UK 2016

Nicola Maher nerves of steel and is good at dealing with challenging claims and clients.


The Legal 500 2016

Nicola Maher nerves of steel and is good at dealing with challenging claims and clients.

The Legal 500 2016

Nicola Maher is known to be particularly strong in the area of property insurance claims.


The Legal 500 2016

Nicola Maher is known to be particularly strong in the area of property insurance claims.

The Legal 500 2016

Nicola Maher is developing an excellent reputation in the field.


Legal 500 2015

Nicola Maher is developing an excellent reputation in the field.

Legal 500 2015

They are undoubtedly the best claimant insurance practice; they issue more claims than any other firm and are not afr...
Chambers UK 2015

They are undoubtedly the best claimant insurance practice; they issue more claims than any other firm and are not afraid to take cases to trial.

Chambers UK 2015

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.


Legal 500 2014

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

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

Edwin Coe is at the top of the premier league in terms of claimant insurance litigation and professional negligence r...
Chambers UK 2014

Edwin Coe is at the top of the premier league in terms of claimant insurance litigation and professional negligence relating to insurance brokers.

Chambers UK 2014

The Manchester United of claimant litigation.


Legal 500 2013

The Manchester United of claimant litigation.

Legal 500 2013

This firm is expert in advising corporate clients on disputes with major insurers and brokers.


Chambers UK 2013

This firm is expert in advising corporate clients on disputes with major insurers and brokers.

Chambers UK 2013

Edwin Coe provides 'clear, succinct and accurate advice' on a range of contested policyholder claims against insurers...
Chambers UK 2012

Edwin Coe provides 'clear, succinct and accurate advice' on a range of contested policyholder claims against insurers.

Chambers UK 2012

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Nicola Maher

Partner

Nicola joined Edwin Coe in 2010 and became a partner in April 2013. Her practice covers advice to Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of commercial and insurance matters, including insurance policy interpretation and coverage issues, professional negligence, product liability, fraud, cyber risks, jeweller’s block, fine art and antique disputes, and disputes arising out of critical illness and permanent health insurance policies.

Nicola has particular expertise advising 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 efficient resolution of claims and to maximise recoveries, if necessary, through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

In addition, Nicola provides advice in relation to health and safety and environmental issues arising out of substantial property damage claims including incident management, HSE investigations and PACE interviews and defending criminal prosecutions.

Nicola is also able to review policy wordings assisting policyholders to identify potential gaps and to improve coverage; providing advice on the interpretation of policy wordings, the duty of disclosure and the consequences of breaches of policy terms and conditions. She speaks regularly to corporate audiences and SME’s about insurance, and health and safety related issues.

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview
  • Insurance claims
  • Assessment of Damage claims
  • Business Interruption claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Health and Safety investigations and defence of criminal prosecutions
  • Claims against security providers
  • Denied claims on the basis of Breach of Warranty or General Condition
  • Third Party claims for Uninsured Losses
  • Industry Sectors: Waste management, print & packaging, manufacturing, retail and leisure, construction, engineering, property, IT, SME’s
  • Issues arising out of fire, theft, flood, fraud, and cyber risks

Experience

Insurance

  • Advising an individual policyholder in relation to his various health insurance policies in the event of permanent ill health and his ability to work again.
  • Acting for a number of Claimants pursuing claims for uninsured and under-insured losses and business interruption arising from the explosion of a petrol depot in Buncefield.
  • Acting for a Claimant company for material damage and business interruption losses where the insurer denied cover relying on a material misrepresentation argument.
  • Representing a professional firm in relation to insurance coverage issues following a substantial client account theft as a result of cyber fraud.

Professional Negligence

  • Acting for a leading London street market against its brokers in relation to a fire which caused approximately £8m of damage.
  • Acting in relation to a recycling plant which burnt down. Following insurer’s purported avoidance of the policy; the insurance brokers were sued for failing to advise the policyholder of its duty to give full disclosure of all material facts.
  • 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.
  • Acting for the Claimant property owner in a claim against the broker in negligence for failure to arrange cover for loss of rent and for incorrectly arranging cover on a joint basis.

Commercial

  • Acting for a corporate client in relation to a claim for fraudulent misappropriation of £9m of client’s monies.
  • Acting for a corporate client in relation to its claim for fraudulent misappropriation of company monies by a former employee and taking injunctive and possessory action to successfully recover the monies.

Credentials

  • Ranked in Chambers UK 2019

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the London Business Interruption Association

  • Member of the London Chamber of Commerce

  • Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

  • British Insurance Law Association

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