My Litigation Friend Ltd
My Litigation Friend Ltd was initially formed to deal with many SME's who were complaining that their Business Interruption insurers were repudiating liability and citing the wording of the non-damage extensions of the policy as the reason not to pay.
Jeff Knibb is our general manager and has had more than 20 years insurance experience with major insurers as well as dealing with claims management. This was followed by a similar period in the legal industry, latterly as head of claims for an award winning Sheffield practice.
His experience in dealing with complex claims enable him to engage with the insurers and assist with the presentation of the claims to try and resolve the dispute between the parties.
Hundreds of small businesses are now in a similar conflict as a result of the novel arguments and interpretation of cover in respect of the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has resulted in the Financial Conduct Authority issuing proceedings against the insurers in a test case currently being heard. It is hoped that this will provide some clarity in the interpretation of policy wordings to enable the cases that we are currently working on to reach a conclusion.
In addition to the range of commercial insurance cover, Jeff also has experience in Motor, Household and other domestic insurance claims and with this in mind, the decision was made to try and provide a mediation facility for individuals and companies facing conflicts and requiring advice.