Julia Dias joined 7KBW in 1985, having already worked for a year as an Assistante Associée at the Institute of Comparative Law in Paris.
After taking a career break from 1998–2000, she worked for three years as a part-time Legal Consultant and in-house barrister with leading City solicitors, Eversheds, attached to the insurance group of their Litigation Department. While at Eversheds, Dias carried out advisory and advocacy work on a range of matters (mainly but not exclusively in the insurance and reinsurance field), including film finance cases, aggregation issues in relation to pensions mis-selling and the WTC attacks, brokers’ duties and a wide variety of coverage disputes. She returned to private practice in April 2003 and took silk in 2008 having been retained in a number of long-running arbitrations and High Court litigation in both the insurance/reinsurance and shipping fields.
Dias’s principal areas of practice are in the fields of insurance and reinsurance, arbitration, shipping and professional negligence (mainly insurance brokers and solicitors).
In addition she has wide experience of commercial disputes generally and over the years has built up considerable expertise in many other areas of commercial law such as agency, aviation, conflicts of laws, guarantees and letters of credit, injunctions, international trade, jurisdiction issues, road transport (domestic and international), sale of goods and shipbuilding. Dias has also been instructed in construction and oil and gas disputes.
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Information sourced from the 7KBW website.