Charlie Shute

Charlie Shute

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5938

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As an associate in our insurance and reinsurance team Charlie Shute concentrates on advising clients on insurance and reinsurance disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Charlie was a solicitor in the Sydney office of one of Australia's leading insurance law firms. Charlie's clients include insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insured companies. 

Charlie has experience in providing advice to clients on coverage and claims handling across multiple classes of business (including property, product liability, energy and financial lines claims), and on complex disputes arising in an insurance and reinsurance context. He also advises clients in relation to regulatory matters including insurance distribution, the effect of economic and trade sanctions, the mis-sale of insurance products, and public law matters including issues arising from Government commissions of inquiry.

Education and admissions


BA, LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne

Bar admissions and qualifications


Solicitor, England and Wales

Related industries


Related areas of focus


Representative experience

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

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

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

Advising clients on the drafting and interpretation of (re)insurance policy wordings

Representing a number of financial institutions in relation to disputes and related regulatory issues arising from the mis-sale of Payment Protection Insurance

Acting for insurers and insured companies in relation to large-scale property and business interruption claims

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