Richard Leedham is a partner in the Litigation Group at Addleshaw Goddard. He has specialised in insurance and reinsurance litigation, arbitration and mediation since 1992, joining Addleshaw Booth & Co (as was) as a partner in November 2000.
He acts for large national and multinational insureds on a variety of coverage issues, advising such policyholders and their captives on coverage issues and disputes arising from Bermuda Form and other policies, covering liabilities in the telecommunications, financial services, construction, pharmaceutical, property, retail, energy, manufacturing and media sectors.
His case load also consists of various reinsurance coverage disputes, both facultative and treaty, covering most classes of business (marine, property, E&O, APH, non-marine etc). He has acted for reinsurance brokers in negligence and fraud cases and in the area of direct insurance, in relation to E&O, D&O and fidelity claims for both insureds and insurers.
Leedham’s clients include Capita, RBS, GSK, Sainsbury’s, Mouchel, Standard Life, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co Ltd, Global General, R&Q Insurance Holdings Ltd, Resolute Management Services Ltd and CNA.
He is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the UK, Europe and the US and writes for various insurance and reinsurance publications.
Leedham is listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories as an expert in insurance/reinsurance.
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The past five years have not been easy for Addleshaw Goddard. The firm’s revenue fell 7 per cent from £173.1m to £161.9m between 2008/09 and 2010/11 and despite finances looking up in 2011/12, when Addleshaws reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit, it has shown no notable compound growth in turnover since 2007/08.