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Roger practises in Commercial Litigation, specialising in Insurance law and Heads up the Insurance Litigation Group. Roger qualified in 1999 and became a partner in 2005. He has acted on disputes in the UK, Europe and the United States. He has represented both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of commercial insurance matters, including professional negligence, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholder claims and general liability and coverage disputes.

Roger also represents financial services professionals on discrete aspects of the regulatory regime, and acts for firms and individuals in the course of FCA investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Insurance

  • Acting for the Claimant Plc in a claim for material damage/business interruption losses involving a misrepresentation argument over sums insured across 20 premises.
  • Advising the Claimant insured where the insurer denied cover on an all risks policy relying on an alleged breach of condition and “unexplained loss” and fidelity exclusions.
  • Acting for the Claimant property developer in a claim under a premier guarantee policy relating to structural warranties.

Professional Negligence

  • Acting for the Claimant waste (WEE) recycling business in a claim against insurers and the insurance broker. The judgment provided an interesting summary of, and extension to, the duties owed by the broker in relation to advice on the disclosure of material facts.
  • Various claims against insurance brokers for negligent advice on the operation of warranties and conditions precedent.
  • Claims against accountants for negligent advice in the context of share sale and purchase agreements.

Financial Services Regulation

  • Advising on the regulatory issues involved in the development and sale of various products and instruments, both inside and outside the regulatory perimeter.
  • Acting for various insurance and financial intermediaries in the course of investigation and enforcement proceedings by the FCA.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for a US manufacturer of jet engines and in the recovery of those engines following their illegal supply to various Iranian entities in breach of US sanctions.
  • Acting for the Claimant company in a multi-million claim arising out of an agreement to develop and sell a new product to the automotive industry.
  • Advising a US corporate as to its confidentiality obligations under a Russian oil and gas joint venture agreement.
Roger Franklin is lauded for being commercially minded, committed and pragmatic, as well as very good with clients. ...

Chambers UK 2017

Roger Franklin is lauded for being commercially minded, committed and pragmatic, as well as very good with clients.

Chambers UK 2017

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview

  • Assessment of damage claims

  • Business Interruption claims

  • 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

  • Professional Negligence

Credentials

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2018

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2017

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Global 2017

  • Ally Law Executive Board Secretary 2018-19

Quotes

The excellent Roger Franklin is cutting-edge in his understanding of what's right and wrong in the world of insurance...
Chambers UK 2018

The excellent Roger Franklin is cutting-edge in his understanding of what's right and wrong in the world of insurance litigation and gives a realistic and commercial view.

Chambers UK 2018

An excellent advocate who explains matters clearly and concisely.


Chambers UK 2018

An excellent advocate who explains matters clearly and concisely.

Chambers UK 2018

Roger Franklin has a brain the size of a planet and is also very astute and switched on.


Chambers UK 2018

Roger Franklin has a brain the size of a planet and is also very astute and switched on.

Chambers UK 2018

Roger Franklin is able to get to grips with complicated issues very quickly, achieving excellent results.


The Legal 500 2017

Roger Franklin is able to get to grips with complicated issues very quickly, achieving excellent results.

The Legal 500 2017

Roger Franklin is lauded for being commercially minded, committed and pragmatic, as well as very good with clients. Chambers UK 2017

Roger Franklin is lauded for being commercially minded, committed and pragmatic, as well as very good with clients.

Chambers UK 2017

Roger Franklin is known to be excellent and has wide-ranging technical knowledge.


The Legal 500 2016

Roger Franklin is known to be excellent and has wide-ranging technical knowledge.

The Legal 500 2016

Roger Franklin is praised as technically superb by interviewees.


Chambers UK 2016

Roger Franklin is praised as technically superb by interviewees.

Chambers UK 2016

Roger Franklin is an accomplished commercial litigator who routinely advises claimants on professional negligence mat...
Chambers UK 2016

Roger Franklin is an accomplished commercial litigator who routinely advises claimants on professional negligence matters. Sources note that he is a strong lawyer who provides clients with an excellent standard of advice.

Chambers UK 2016

Roger Franklin is recommended for his attention to detail and sound judgement. Clients comment that he is knowledgeab...
Chambers UK 2015

Roger Franklin is recommended for his attention to detail and sound judgement. Clients comment that he is knowledgeable, professional and highly efficient. He is highly regarded in high-value claimant insurance matters.

Chambers UK 2015

Roger Franklin commands respect among defence firms as a worthy opponent


Legal 500 2015

Roger Franklin commands respect among defence firms as a worthy opponent

Legal 500 2015

Roger Franklin is incisive in his analysis of cases and cool under fire


Legal 500 2014

Roger Franklin is incisive in his analysis of cases and cool under fire

Legal 500 2014

We valued the personal touch that made us not feel like a number, and you were with us every step of the way


Client Feedback Survey 2014

We valued the personal touch that made us not feel like a number, and you were with us every step of the way

Client Feedback Survey 2014

You were recommended to us and we will most definitely be recommending you to others


Client Feedback Survey 2014

You were recommended to us and we will most definitely be recommending you to others

Client Feedback Survey 2014

Roger Franklin has an ability to demystify the whole process and is appreciated for his cool, calm and collected appr...
Chambers UK 2013

Roger Franklin has an ability to demystify the whole process and is appreciated for his cool, calm and collected approach, attention to detail and excellent judgement.

Chambers UK 2013

Roger Franklin has a wonderful attention to detail.


Legal 500 2012

Roger Franklin has a wonderful attention to detail.

Legal 500 2012

Roger Franklin is a tough negotiator.


Legal 500 2011

Roger Franklin is a tough negotiator.

Legal 500 2011

Roger Franklin is renowned as being very bright and good to work with.


Chambers UK 2011

Roger Franklin is renowned as being very bright and good to work with.

Chambers UK 2011

Roger Franklin offers viable and practical solutions to policyholder problems.


Legal 500 2010

Roger Franklin offers viable and practical solutions to policyholder problems.

Legal 500 2010

Roger Franklin is very astute.


Legal 500 2009

Roger Franklin is very astute.

Legal 500 2009

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Roger Franklin

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Roger practises in Commercial Litigation, specialising in Insurance law and Heads up the Insurance Litigation Group. Roger qualified in 1999 and became a partner in 2005. He has acted on disputes in the UK, Europe and the United States. He has represented both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of commercial insurance matters, including professional negligence, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholder claims and general liability and coverage disputes.

Roger also represents financial services professionals on discrete aspects of the regulatory regime, and acts for firms and individuals in the course of FCA investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Expertise

  • Insurance Litigation: Overview
  • Assessment of damage claims
  • Business Interruption claims
  • 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
  • Professional Negligence

Experience

Insurance

  • Acting for the Claimant Plc in a claim for material damage/business interruption losses involving a misrepresentation argument over sums insured across 20 premises.
  • Advising the Claimant insured where the insurer denied cover on an all risks policy relying on an alleged breach of condition and “unexplained loss” and fidelity exclusions.
  • Acting for the Claimant property developer in a claim under a premier guarantee policy relating to structural warranties.

Professional Negligence

  • Acting for the Claimant waste (WEE) recycling business in a claim against insurers and the insurance broker. The judgment provided an interesting summary of, and extension to, the duties owed by the broker in relation to advice on the disclosure of material facts.
  • Various claims against insurance brokers for negligent advice on the operation of warranties and conditions precedent.
  • Claims against accountants for negligent advice in the context of share sale and purchase agreements.

Financial Services Regulation

  • Advising on the regulatory issues involved in the development and sale of various products and instruments, both inside and outside the regulatory perimeter.
  • Acting for various insurance and financial intermediaries in the course of investigation and enforcement proceedings by the FCA.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for a US manufacturer of jet engines and in the recovery of those engines following their illegal supply to various Iranian entities in breach of US sanctions.
  • Acting for the Claimant company in a multi-million claim arising out of an agreement to develop and sell a new product to the automotive industry.
  • Advising a US corporate as to its confidentiality obligations under a Russian oil and gas joint venture agreement.

Credentials

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK 2018

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2017

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Global 2017

  • Ally Law Executive Board Secretary 2018-19

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4000

Email:
roger.franklin@edwincoe.com

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