Property & Construction
Greenwoods has a dominant property and construction practice. Strengthening in depth and breadth in recent years, the firm now deals with the full range of physical risks, including property casualty work, construction failure disputes, business interruption and recovery subrogation. The Property, Construction & Insurance Group interacts closely with other groups in the firm, particularly Commercial & Financial Risks and Counter Fraud and also benefits from the support of Greenwoods’ Intelligence Resource.
We deal with all sizes of loss, from multi-million pound individual actions to the handling, on a delegated basis, of books of business which, collectively, could amount to large exposures.
Much of our work is highly technical, and our detailed knowledge of the property, construction and insurance sectors enables us to work efficiently and productively with industry experts and counsel. This also means that in matters heading for litigation or arbitration, we can quickly identify the critical issues which will determine the outcome.
The earlier we are instructed, the better – ideally within days of a loss to enable us to provide prompt guidance on coverage issues and on the scope of expert and evidential enquiries.
Whether dealing with first party disputes or third party claims, we respond swiftly to instructions with:
- Focused and cost-effective appraisal
- Informed assessments of technical matters
- Involvement of carefully-selected experts and counsel, but only when necessary
- Alternative Dispute Resolution where appropriate
- Effective recovery action