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Sarah Turpin

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Ms. Turpin is a partner within the litigation & dispute resolution and insurance coverage practice groups.

Ms. Turpin advises on contentious and non-contentious insurance matters with particular focus on Professional Indemnity, Directors’ & Officers' Liability, Pension Trustee Liability, Crime/Fidelity, Product Liability, Credit Risk and Cyber insurance. She represents clients in relation to disputed claims, if necessary through litigation, mediation or arbitration, and advises in relation to claims notification and claims management issues. She also advises on policy wordings at the pre-contract stage.

Ms. Turpin also has considerable experience in representing directors, trustees and other professionals in the defence of liability claims, including claims against accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, surveyors and financial intermediaries.

Ms. Turpin is recommended in Legal 500 UK as combining “technical expertise with a friendly, pragmatic and commercial approach”. She is also recommended in Chambers and Partners UK with clients reporting her as “very diligent and thorough”. “Sarah Turpin is a highly respected practitioner…..clients describe her as "responsive, knowledgeable and friendly," with one adding: "She is very technically knowledgeable in insurance. We have every confidence in her advice." Insurance Mainly Policyholders UK.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm in September 2005, Ms. Turpin worked for another leading insurance coverage practice in the city, acting primarily for insurers and Lloyd's underwriters and their insureds.

Speaking Engagements

  • Cyber Risks - Preparing for a Breach, 8 February 2018
  • Maximising D&O Insurance Recoveries in Insolvency, May 2017
  • Corporate Compliance: Liability of In-House Counsel and Directors, May 2017
  • The New Insurance Act: What GCs Need to Know and Do, 23 November 2016
  • Live Cyber Attack, 14 June 2016
  • Seizing Opportunities to Provide Cyber Liability Coverage for FI’s and D&O’s, “C5’s 24th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance, 25 - 26 March 2015
  • “QCA Risk Event for Directors,” 18 November 2014
  • "Cyber Risk and Global Security Issues: is your business fully prepared?," K&L Gates Seminar, 2 October 2014
  • “C5 Professional Indemnity Insurance Forum: Evaluating Current PII Claims and Losses,” 5 December 2013

Additional Information

Recent Publications
  • New UK Insurance Act Coming into Force in August 2016 - Some practical Tips for Policyholders, Insurance Coverage Alert, 19 May 2016
  • Tackling the Growing Spectrum of Cyber Risks, Originally published by StrategicRisk, Spring 2015
  • New UK Insurance Act to come into Force in 2016 - The Biggest Shake Up of Commercial Insurance Law in Over a Century, Insurance Coverage Alert, 13 April 2014
  • Insurance for Professional Fiduciaries, Insurance coverage Case Update, 4 December 2014
  • Cyber Risk and Global Security Issues: Is Your Business Fully Prepared, 2 October 2014
  • Advising joint receivers of offshore investment fund on significant negligence claim against insurance brokers
  • Advising US Investment Funds on complex claims against trade credit insurer
  • Advising FTSE 100 Financial Institution regarding PI and D&O coverage issues arising from complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and regulatory issues
  • Advising FCA regulated Financial Advisors regarding PI coverage issues arising from FSCS proceedings and related regulatory investigations
  • Advising various clients in the financial services and asset management sectors in relation to coverage under D&O and Professional Indemnity policies for regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings
  • Advising FTSE 100 company on D&O and related coverage disputes arising from US environmental investigation and criminal prosecution
  • Representing global manufacturing company in litigation against insurers of global public and products liability policy
  • Conducting policy wording reviews for various FTSE 100 Financial Institutions and advising on potential improvements to contract wordings (including D&O, Professional Indemnity, Crime, Cyber, Pension Trustee Liability and Employment Practices Liability)
  • Acting for director of investment management company in defence of breach of duty claim arising from boardroom dispute
  • Advising investors on claims against financial advisors over investment/tax avoidance scheme
  • Advising directors of insolvent company in relation to claim under D&O policy arising from breach of duty claims, DTI investigation and director disqualification proceedings
  • Advising exhibition organiser regarding claims arising from collapsed exhibition centre including Property/Business Interruption, Public Liability and Directors and Officers' Liability claims