Ben Ogden is a partner at Ince & Co. He acts for insurers, insureds and brokers in a variety of insurance disputes. He has significant expertise, gained over many years, of professional indemnity insurance, and political, trade and credit risk insurance. His professional indemnity work has focussed on lawyers, where his experience encompasses all aspects of legal practice; as well as insurance brokers, dealing with complex placements and coverage issues. He has regularly considered issues of dishonesty in the context of PI claims. He has also acted for (and against) other professions.
His political and trade credit risk work has included significant policy drafting as well as handling a range of disputes (for insurers and insureds) involving different subject matter – whether it be non-payment, asset deprivation, or quantification. The claims have arisen in different jurisdictions and have been varying values. Ben has acted in a variety of commercial disputes connected to the acquisition or operation of businesses. Notable sale and purchase disputes have arisen from the warranties given on the acquisition of a shipyard and the sale of a Lloyd’s agency. He has acted in many cases alleging secret profits, most notably two long trials (and the subsequent appeals) in relation to commissions. The majority of Ben’s work has been in Court and he has significant trial experience, but he has regularly used ADR as a means of settling disputes.
In addition to his practice, Ben lectures regularly on insurance law
and about alternative dispute resolution, of which he has considerable
experience representing clients.
An intensive one-day programme that focusses on the latest legal developments, advanced drafting skills and disputes best practice, as well as up-to-the-minute issues that will ensure watertight reinsurance contracts.