Major Property Damage
- Fire and explosion
- Structural failure and collapse
Handling claims of this nature forms an important part of our work. There are very few, if any, high profile fires or floods within the UK with which we do not end up having an involvement. We are particularly well-known for our pioneering work on fires arising from mechanical and electrical installations.
The successful handling of such claims depends on the quality of the investigations put in train in the immediate aftermath of the loss. We ensure that these are properly conducted without compromising the position of the retained experts, with whom we work closely from day one. We will invariably have worked with these same experts before.
Many of our cases rest on individual facts, like the dramatic Shoreditch fire of 2010 attributable to a burning candle; others involve redefining recurrent issues, such as the spread of fire between premises after Hot Works. Whichever is the case, clients can be confident that our lawyers will have an immediate familiarity with the issues that will decide the case.
In an era of climate change, liability for the poor management of flooding risks is an increasingly important and high profile area of the law. Our direct experience ranges from handling litigation after catastrophic dam collapses to advising strategically upon weather driven events like the 2009 flooding in Cockermouth.