Josephine Higgs practises in all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, conflict of laws and jurisdiction, professional negligence and energy. She is listed in Legal 500 as a leading junior for insurance and reinsurance.
Higgs has been instructed in a broad spectrum of cases of different types and sizes both in the Commercial Court and in domestic and international arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA and Bermuda Form arbitrations). He has extensive experience of acting as part of a team of counsel, working closely with solicitors, clients, witnesses and experts in large-scale, long-running, complex commercial disputes. At the other end of the scale, Higgs has appeared as an advocate in numerous smaller cases in the High Court and in arbitration, and is happy to accept instructions in such cases. She also has a substantial advisory practice.
Before joining chambers in 2004, she worked for two years as an employed barrister during which time she gained invaluable experience of life at a leading solicitors’ firm. As a result, Higgs is particularly well placed to recognise and meet her professional and lay clients’ commercial needs.
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Briefings from 7KBW
The court determined a number of issues about the nature and effect of a policy of professional liability insurance.
In May 2006, the Alexandros T sank off the shore of South Africa; her owners commenced proceedings in the Commercial Court against the vessel’s insurers for an indemnity.