About Roger Doulton – mediation & arbitration
Roger Doulton M.A. (Oxon), F.R.S.A. is a CEDR qualified mediator (1993) and a retired solicitor. He also acts as an adviser for Citizens Advice.
Before his retirement (from the senior equity partnership at Clyde & Co), and for more than 25 years, he was recognised as one of the United Kingdom’s leading insurance and reinsurance litigators. He had the conduct of some of the industry’s largest and most complex cases and created and ran two of the country’s most successful commercial risk teams.
He handled or supervised literally hundreds of cases concerning insurance and reinsurance coverage and insurance fraud together with liability claims across most classes of business to include agriculture, bankers blanket bond, construction and engineering, credit risk, directors and officers, energy, employers liability, film finance, financial risk, healthcare, kidnap and ransom, life, medical negligence, motor, personal accident, personal injury, pharmaceutical, product liability, property and business interruption, professional indemnity, public liability, Warranties. He also handled some particularly prominent reinsurance disputes.
His work for Citizens Advice provides an entirely different perspective. He has assisted many clients in their claims against insurers and other professionals. And he has re-acquainted himself with the law of employment, landlord and tenant, family and consumer rights.
He has attended around a hundred mediations sometimes as mediator and sometimes as a participant.
Some career highlights
- The defence and prosecution, on behalf of insurers, of several hundred coverage, professional indemnity, liability and fraud cases
- Acting for the Reinsurance market against a leading Building Society in a dispute arising out of mortgage indemnity claims: £400 million approx.
- Acting for the Reinsurance market in the Originating Summons AXA Re v Field : £ unknown but probably circa £1.3 billion across the Market
- The defence of a case involving sub-marine cabling between Japan and Australia: $140 million approx.
- The defence of contractors in the Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse: £120 million approx.
- The defence of Insurers in a coverage case involving the oil sands in Canada: $100 million approx.
- One of the largest cases in the financial institutions market (South America): $ confidential
- Various cases involving the reinsurance of extended warranty contracts (motor and IT industries) in the United States and Canada: sums in dispute circa $400 million.
- The ‘ Elephant Man ‘ case for pharmaceutical insurers
- A major coverage case for the property market involving the destruction of computer equipment at a university: £120 million approx.
- A product liability coverage dispute involving diseased livestock worldwide: $20 million approx.
- Advice to insurers arising out of the Autofocus dispute
- A world-wide dispute concerning infected deer