Majella McGarrigle Associate

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6354

Personal Profile

Majella is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department, specialising in insurance disputes.

Majella has experience in insurance coverage disputes with particular experience in financial lines, professional liability and directors' and officers' liability. She also has expertise in other product lines such as employer's liability, public liability and property damage insurance.

Majella has experience in advising on various policy issues including policy avoidance, policy year attachment, claim notification, applicable exclusions and extent and scope of insured losses.

She has acted in a monitoring and advisory capacity in respect of a variety of D&O, professional indemnity, property damage and breach of trust claims, often with international scope. 

Majella also has dispute resolution experience and has defended claims on behalf of policyholders including financial institutions and individual professionals such as independent financial advisers and solicitors.

Key Experience

  • Advising directors in relation to coverage under a D&O policy following failed "Ponzi" style investment.
  • Advising in complex high value litigation against well-known financial services institutions, investment managers, directors and officers.
  • Advising in respect of substantial breach of trust claim considering cross border issues, tracing and recovery of assets.
  • Advising on coverage issues under accountants' professional indemnity policy arising from film finance tax scheme.
  • Defending IFA network following significant fraud by member. Co-ordinating and defending underlying claims.
  • Acting for contracting services company in defence of substantial property damage claim.
  • Successfully defending high value personal injury claim ; MacLennan v Hartford Europe Ltd  [2012] EWHC 346 (QB)

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor / Solicitor, Kennedys LLP
Adjudicator, Financial Ombudsman Service
National University of Ireland, Galway, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain International Bachelor of Corporate Law (Spanish), LLB