Webinar on construction insurance disputes, common issues and how to avoid them

Damian James joined two legal experts for a discussion on construction insurance. Joining him was barrister Athena Markides from Crown Office Chambers in London. He also spoke to Bryn Hodges, partner at international law firm Clyde & Co.

Areas covered include:

  • What is the relationship between contract risk and cover provided by insurance?
  • Have events like the Grenfell tragedy changed insurance markets and how policies respond?
  • What are the common mistakes people make in relation to obligations and duties?
  • Has the global pandemic left any long-term changes in the insurance market?
  • What does the future hold for the relationship between construction and insurance?


Athena Markides

Athena is a barrister at Crown Office Chambers in London practising in all of Chambers’ core areas of work and has particular expertise in insurance, commercial litigation, construction and property damage. In addition, she has a particular interest in working with an international dimension. Athena is also described by Legal 500 as “Very bright, extremely conscientious and hardworking; she picks up issues and absorbs large volumes of information quickly and provides accurate, timely advice.

Bryn Hodges

Bryn is a Partner in the professional and commercial disputes team at Clyde & Co. He has experience of contentious professional indemnity claims against construction / property professionals and solicitors and advising on a wide range of coverage issues and disputes. Furthermore, Bryn has particular experience of handling claims made against D&B contractors, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project and construction managers and other construction professionals. He also has significant experience of litigation in the High Court/TCC

Damian James

Damian James is a leading expert in the area of quantum, delay, disruption and cost evaluation. His appointments include adviser in international arbitrations and as expert in adjudications around the world. Project and arbitration locations have included the UAE, South Africa and other African states and the UK. Damian is also widely experienced in engineering and construction claims and dispute resolution. Moreover, he has particular expertise in the preparation of detailed claims to recover client entitlements. Damian’s particular skills lie in the complex discipline of delay analysis and disruption valuation. He is able to disentangle global claims to establish the relationship of particular cause and effect.