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Nick Sutton

Partner | London

"[We] were first introduced to Nick Sutton back in 2013 at the start of our business. Since then Nick has been an excellent and constant source for legal advice.  In the early stages of our development Nick came along and delivered good comprehensive training to our managerial teams and as our case load has aged and litigation has ensued Nick has constantly delivered on the cases assigned to him. Advice given by Nick is always clear, concise, informed and most importantly fair and reasonable.  We are delighted to have an excellent working relationship with Nick – long may this continue"
Insurance Manager for an international transport company

Call: 0345 077 9567 Mobile: 0781 564 1401

About Nick

Nick is a commercial litigator who specialises in insurance law.  He has almost 15 years’ experience in dispute resolution and spent over 10 years in a UK Top 20 and Legal 500 Tier 3 insurance litigation practice.

He joins Freeths to bolster the firm’s Dispute Resolution, commercial litigation and insurance practice.

Nick has acted for a wide range of businesses, from sole traders and SMEs, to growing national companies and global corporates, in both the private and public sectors.

For many years, he has worked with household business names such as the John Lewis Partnership in the retail sector and DHL Supply Chain in the warehousing and logistics sector, along with global composite commercial insurers such as Direct Line Group and Chubb Insurance Company.

In the public sector, he has acted on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Department for Education in insurance related matters.

Having acted for both policyholders and insurers as claimant and defendant, Nick has a strategic insight and tactical advantage when litigating and conducting negotiations, and always seeks to achieve the most commercially favourable outcome.

He has taken countless cases to trial and won over the last 10 years, saving and recovering millions of pounds in damages and costs on behalf of his clients.

Nick provides advice and representation in the following types of dispute:

  • ADR (including Arbitration & Mediation)
  • Business interruption (‘BI’) insurance claims
  • Directors & officers (‘D&O’) liability
  • Construction disputes
  • Coverage and indemnity (general insurance) advice
  • Company credit and debt management (money you owe)
  • Cyber security and data protection liability
  • Debt recovery (money owed to you)
  • Employers and public liability (EL/PL)
  • Escape of water insurance claims
  • Fire and theft insurance claims
  • Insurance commercial risk programmes
  • Loss of rental income insurance claims
  • Product liability and recall claims
  • Professional negligence and indemnity
  • Policy wording interpretation
  • Property damage claims
  • Sale and supply of goods and services (contractual disputes)
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Workplace health and safety risk management and regulation

Notable work & expertise


  • “Nick was a main point of contact between ourselves and DWF Solicitors. As claims handling agents… we provide claims support for all members… and I...

    Client testimonial, Claims Handler

    Public sector client

  • “Nick was seconded to [our business] for approximately six months to support the Contract Risk Management process where we advise and guide the bus...

    Client testimonial, Head of Insurance & Risk Management

    International logistics company

  • "I have worked with Nick for almost 5 years and during this time I have always found him to be open and approachable and his advice and guidance al...

    Client testimonial, Claims Manager

    international haulage client

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