Charlie Shute | London | Hogan Lovells

Charlie Shute

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Shute Charlie

Charlie Shute
Shute Charlie
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Charlie Shute is a great subject matter expert

Chambers UK, 2024

A senior lawyer in our insurance and reinsurance team, Charlie Shute acts for clients in insurance and reinsurance disputes including court proceedings, arbitration and all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  He acts for all participants in the (re)insurance industry, including policyholders, insurers, reinsurers, and (re)insurance intermediaries. 

Charlie provides advice on coverage and claims handling across multiple classes of insurance and reinsurance business, as well as on complex commercial disputes arising in the (re)insurance sector. He has a particular interest in disputes involving the Lloyd's market, the financial services sector and "new" insurance and reinsurance products such as transactional insurance and Insurance Linked Securities.

Charlie also advises clients on regulatory and transactional matters including policy wordings, insurance distribution, sanctions, the mis-sale of insurance products and governmental regulation of the insurance industry.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Charlie was a solicitor in the Sydney office of one of Australia's leading insurance law firms.

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Charlie is a real rising star in the insurance litigation world. He is very switched on and incredibly up to speed on the detail of his cases.

Chambers UK, 2023

Representative experience

Advising financial institutions on the mis-sale of Payment Protection Insurance, and acting in related litigation in the English Courts up to and including the Supreme Court

Acting for a Gibraltar-based motor insurer and its investors in High Court litigation relating to breaches of contract and misuse of trade secrets by a customer-facing intermediary 

Acting for an insurer in a large claim against a coverholder for breach of duties in connection with a large book of liability business

Acting for reinsurers in arbitration proceedings relating to reinsurance claims made following the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advising traditional and ILS reinsurers in arbitration proceedings involving complex reinsurance structures in the Lloyd's and companies markets, covering live and run-off reinsurance

Representing AXA Versicherung in its Commercial Court claim for the avoidance of an energy construction treaty on grounds of material non-disclosure

Acting for a private equity policyholder in Commercial Court proceedings arising from claims under a buy-side Warranty & Indemnity Insurance policy, valued at c.EUR75million

Acting for the owners of a renewable energy power generation facility in arbitration proceedings relating to large insurance claims for damage to a turbine and consequent business interruption losses

Acting for policyholders in contested D&O insurance claims arising from a range of matters including criminal investigations and US securities litigation

Acting for insured companies in relation to cyber fraud claims

Providing advice to insurers, brokers and insured companies on the impact of economic and trade sanctions on (re)insurance business

Advising clients on the drafting and interpretation of (re)insurance policy wordings, particularly novel or unusual products


  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons), University of Melbourne
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Australia
  • Solicitor, England and Wales


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