Lockton’s dedicated Casualty practice is made up of highly experienced brokers with broad technical knowledge and detailed market insight. Offering full and unparalleled access to the London, European, US and Bermudan insurance markets, we are uniquely placed to secure the best possible solution for your business.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Casualty

Get in touch (opens a new window)

Unrivalled market access, best-in-class insurance solutions

Lockton’s dedicated Casualty practice is made up of highly experienced brokers with broad technical knowledge and detailed market insight. Offering full and unparalleled access to the London, European, US and Bermudan insurance markets, we are uniquely placed to secure the best possible solution for your business.

We have strong experience placing business across North America, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Continental Europe and use our global knowledge to access the market in the best location to meet our clients’ requirements.

Backed by extensive market experience and backgrounds in both broking and underwriting, our brokers undertake challenging and complex negotiations from a position of strength. Our fully integrated broking team provides a full placement service, from preparation of marketing documents through the negotiation stage to invoicing and issuing of contract certain wordings. This ensures we deliver an efficient, accurate and responsive service, both through the renewal process and mid-term.

Our teams have strong retail broking experience and are comfortable in providing a strategic and collegiate approach to enhance our transactional expertise. This allows us to work with you at an early stage during new business opportunities to help craft innovative programme design options.

What we bring to your business

Core products

  • Lead/excess umbrella covers for US business

  • Primary international placements

  • Alternative programme structures

    • Swing/retro-rated

    • Corridor deductible

    • Deductible buy-down

    • Buffer layers

    • Structured/multi-year deals

    • Multi-class deals

  • Facultative reinsurance options

  • Construction wrap-up (all-encompassing insurance which protects all contractors and sub-contractors working on a large project)

  • Companion punitive wraps

  • Environmental impairment liability

Specialist industry sectors

  • Heavy transportation (incl. truckers)

  • Construction/homebuilders

  • Food and beverage

  • Consumer products

  • Mining and natural resources

  • Chemicals

  • Power and utility

  • Life science and medical products

  • Leisure and hospitality

  • Auto parts

  • Telecommunications

  • Rail

  • Sharing economy

International Team

Placeholder image

Declan Durkan

Head of Casualty - UK
declan.durkan@lockton.com
+44 207 933 1206

Headshot Liam Kent

Liam Kent

Senior Vice President
liam.kent@uk.lockton.com
+44 207 933 2338

Placeholder image

Toby Francis

Vice President
toby.francis@uk.lockton.com
+44 207 933 2427

News and Insights

Increasing fuel costs and the  ongoing need to reduce carbon emissions means that businesses continue to look at reducing their reliance on the fossil fuel internal combustion engine.  Electric vehicles are at present the main contender, although hydrogen-based technology could provide another alternative for commercial vehicles. Hydrogen has been used for many decades in various industries and provides a high energy density  fuel when burned, producing no greenhouse gases. However, hydrogen also presents several hazards and there are safety factors to consider when planning its storage and use. Hydrogen vehicles and refuelling stations: property considerations

Golden thread: BSA requirements create additional cyber exposure

The Building Safety Act 2022 and the associated Building (Higher-Risk Buildings Procedures) (England) Regulations 2023 introduced significant information retention requirements through their ‘golden thread’ provisions. These apply to buildings defined as ‘higher risk’ in the legislation.

The golden thread comprises information to create a proper understanding of a building and consequently the steps needed to keep both the building and people safe. It is envisioned as a building’s ‘single source of truth’, and to avoid obsolescence and omission errors, it is not intended to be held across multiple sources or even duplicated (save back up).

The legislation stipulates that the golden thread information must be held digitally, and to protect both personal information and the security of the building, it must be held securely.The Building Safety Act 2022 and the associated Building (Higher-Risk Buildings Procedures) (England) Regulations 2023 introduced significant information retention requirements through their ‘golden thread’ provisions. These apply to buildings defined as ‘higher risk’ in the legislation.

The golden thread comprises information to create a proper understanding of a building and consequently the steps needed to keep both the building and people safe. It is envisioned as a building’s ‘single source of truth’, and to avoid obsolescence and omission errors, it is not intended to be held across multiple sources or even duplicated (save back up).

The legislation stipulates that the golden thread information must be held digitally, and to protect both personal information and the security of the building, it must be held securely.

Deepfake and the risk of vendor fraud: challenges and solutions for solicitors

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology are increasing the threat to solicitors of deepfake-enabled vendor fraud, with conveyancing and property transactions a particular target. Where successful, these frauds can inflict significant financial and reputational harm, both on a firm and its clients.

To protect themselves, solicitors must adopt proactive measures to bolster their verification procedures and minimise their exposure.Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) technology are increasing the threat to solicitors of deepfake-enabled vendor fraud, with conveyancing and property transactions a particular target. Where successful, these frauds can inflict significant financial and reputational harm, both on a firm and its clients.

To protect themselves, solicitors must adopt proactive measures to bolster their verification procedures and minimise their exposure.

Product recall: mitigating against labelling and packaging errors

Errors in the labelling and packaging process are one of the main drivers of product recalls in the global food and drink sector. Where such events occur, their impacts for businesses can be devastating – including consumer harm, financial loss, and reputational damage. As regulation tightens around labelling and packaging, and with a worsening economic climate driving potential errors, businesses must take steps to ensure their processes are robust.Errors in the labelling and packaging process are one of the main drivers of product recalls in the global food and drink sector. Where such events occur, their impacts for businesses can be devastating – including consumer harm, financial loss, and reputational damage. As regulation tightens around labelling and packaging, and with a worsening economic climate driving potential errors, businesses must take steps to ensure their processes are robust.
See all news and insights

We're here to help

We bring creative thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit to the insurance business and are uniquely positioned to help you succeed.

Talk to our team