Shires Partnership Limited

Expert Witness


Shirley has been engaged as an expert witness specialising in reinsurance, professional and financial lines insurances (PI, D&O, BBB, EPLi), business interruption and brokerage issues.


Recent cases include

  • Policy interpretation/market practice standards - Ted Baker vs Axa (2012) EWHC 1406
  • Surplus treaty, cession practice and facultative reinsurance protection
  • Non-disclosure issues in three US banking professional indemnity cases
  • Non-disclosure and severability issues in a European Directors & Officers case
  • Apportionment issues between BBB and PI in a Swiss Bank
  • A reinsurance dispute concerning the correct cession of major UK risks between proportional and non-proportional treaties