Lydia Savill

Lydia Savill

Senior Associate

Email lydia.savill@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As a senior associate in the commercial litigation, product liability and insurance team, Lydia has a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance disputes. Lydia qualified in 2009 and has experience of all forms of dispute resolution, but particularly Commercial Court proceedings. Lydia has worked on a wide range of insurance and reinsurance disputes, including in connection with class actions, fidelity policies, PPI claims, professional risks insurance policies and D&O cover.

She also has experience of general commercial disputes involving construction and finance issues. In addition to her disputes work, Lydia's practice includes general insurance non-contentious matters, including advising on insurance policy wordings, outsourcing arrangements and various insurance regulatory matters.

Education and admissions


University of Bristol

Representative experience

Acting for a Spanish property development company in connection with a construction and finance dispute to be heard in the Commercial Court.

Acting for fund managers in connection with a potential claim on a professional risks insurance policy.

Acting for a U.S. asbestos trust in a £500m Commercial Court claim against leading international reinsurers relating to historic asbestos liability.

Acting for a UK bank in connection with a test case PPI claim in the County Court.

Acting for reinsureds on a coverage dispute (and subsequent mediation) with Lloyd's Syndicates concerning a fidelity policy.

Advising on an innovative structure for a Gibraltar based Islamic insurance intermediary distributing products in the UK.

Acting for ship owners in a charterparty dispute being heard before an Arbitral Tribunal.

Advising brokers on reinsurance policy wordings, including excess of loss, quota share, industry loss warranties and funds at Lloyd's transactions.

Acting for a captive insurance company in connection with a professional negligence claims against the captive's brokers.

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