Paul Wordley

Paul Wordley heads up the international insurance and reinsurance claims practice at EC3 Legal. His expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers.

His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors. Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience, having represented clients in several successful multi-million dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.

Firm Overview:

Why are we different?

We are not your traditional Insurance law firm.

In this new connected era, nothing is the same, including legal services. We set out in 2012 with the single aim of delivering deep levels of traditional professional legal expertise but with entirely modern thinking.

With the insurance industry as our heartland, our 200+ clients comprise insurers, Lloyd’s agencies, brokers, intermediaries, MGAs and industry trade bodies who recognise us as the “go to firm”.

With an enviable pool of legal knowledge, led by David Coupe, we have a reputation for being approachable, straightforward and always commercially minded.

“The simple fact is that lawyers don’t see clients as the focus of their practice. Our philosophy puts the client at the heart of everything we do – from the creation of the business through all aspects of its growth and development – they are at the core.” ~ David Coupe, Senior Partner

We listen to you.

Providing commercial advice tailored to your businesses needs we are your strategic partner – we understand your challenges and will work with you to achieve your business goals and ambition.

With specialist, in-depth insurance sector experience, where market knowledge is vital in understanding issues, you will find our advice practical and appropriate even in the most demanding or complex of legal situations.

We sit on market committees, work with trade associations, regulators and professional bodies always committed to working with them to resolve the key issues facing the industry as a whole.

We have received a number of awards in recognition of our contribution to the profession as a leading legal advisor.

Simply put, we are there for you to “get the job done”.

Tony Piccirillo

Three-time winner of the Sunday Times Individual Conveyancer of the Year and Co-owner of the pioneering AVRillo, Tony Piccirillo is highly regarded as one of the most innovative lawyers in his field. A former estate agent with 30 years in property industry, Tony is a CPD accredited trainer, Author and NLP practitioner who teaches problem-solving with an open commercial attitude. It is no wonder that Tony alongside his brother Angelo have established the world’s most awarded conveyancing law firm, with one of the highest NPS ‘customer satisfaction’ scores within UK industry.

Firm Overview:

The story of people over paper

Launched in 1998, AVRillo has grown into the multi-award-winning conveyancers you see today. Strong values are a common trait in our family business which led to a switch from a business centred around paper to one centred on people where we make great experiences happen.

Caring and different, AVRillo promise not to talk down to you, not to leave you in the dark and not to delay (these being the 3 major complaints made against Lawyers). Not with us! As Sunday Times Best UK Conveyancers, if we can’t keep you happy, we promise you can just walk away, without paying a penny of our costs and a whole month’s worth of work for free.

Aoife O’Sullivan

Aoife O’Sullivan specialises in private, corporate and commercial aviation, military aircraft and civil aerospace. She advises clients on aircraft finance and regulatory issues, including corporate structures, aircraft acquisitions and airline start-ups. She is internationally renowned for her work in aircraft finance. Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine named her as one of the top 10 leaders in business aviation in Europe. She is a member of the Board of Aerion Corporation Inc. which is developing a supersonic business jet and was a founding member of IIBN, a network of Irish entrepreneurs. She has acted as Chair of the European Business Aviation Association finance and leasing group.

Aoife has been independently nominated by her clients, contacts and peers for inclusion in all exclusive industry and legal guides for her work in aviation law and her contribution to the industry, including:

  • Chambers: notable and trusted practitioner in Aviation Finance
  • Legal 500: Finance
  • Euromoney’s “Women in Business”
  • Expert Guides – Aviation
  • International Who’s Who of Aviation Finance Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Lawyers World – Leading Lawyer Awards

Aoife is regularly invited to speak at international aviation conferences and events. She writes for and has been quoted in all major leading publications including the Financial Times, BART, Fly Corporate, Airfinance Journal and Altitudes.

Aoife was admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1997, England and Wales in 1997 and admitted to the Supreme Court of the Cayman Islands in 2002. Previous experience includes senior associate at Clifford Chance LLP and subsequently Head of Aircraft Finance at Gates and Partners LLP until merger with Kennedys Law LLP where she was head of Aircraft Finance. Aoife is one of the founding partners of The Air Law Firm LLP.

Firm Overview:

The Air Law Firm LLP is a boutique aviation law practice providing international legal services to the aviation industry. Our practice model sets us apart: we offer a bespoke and focused service from an agile and responsive team who can react quickly to the changing demands of your business environment. Our legal services are partner-led and we are proactive not reactive. Our lawyers are passionate about aviation, recognised internationally as being experts in their fields, focused and unique. As your legal partner in aviation, your experience with us will be different.

Ian P Govier

Ian Govier is the founder and Managing Director of Certius Professional Services Limited, an award-winning independent accounting, tax and business advisory firm, with an international client base.

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the provision of strategic tax and business advice to both listed and owner managed businesses. A former International Tax Partner with KPMG and Tax Partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP, he was also global head of tax for Amersham International plc and European Tax Director for PepsiCo International/Yum Brands International.

A scientist by background, Ian has highly developed specialist skills in business and tax planning for both UK and cross border transactions, structuring and profit repatriation. Ian has in-depth knowledge and experience in the use of the UK Patent Box tax regime, Research and Development Tax Credits and investment in both UK and non-UK companies using the Seed Enterprise Investment and Enterprise Investment schemes.

Ian holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of London and is a Chartered Tax advisor, a Certified Practising Accountant, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has held a number of a non-executive director and trustee positions, including a non-executive directorship with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as the Chair and Trustee of Hope Housing Training and Support Ltd.

Prof. Paul Tipton B.D.S., M.Sc., D.G.D.P., UK

Drawing on 40 years in private practice, my experience as a Specialist in Prosthodontics and as a Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, I offer a dental expert witness service on all aspects of medico legal work.

As clinical director of my own private referral clinic -T Clinic, I lead a team of specialists – also trained to provide medico-legal reports – treating patients in Manchester, Watford, central London and South Wales. I am founder and clinical director of Tipton Training, the UK’s biggest private education provider in Dentistry, lead the City of London Dental School’s MClinDent Programme in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry and am founder and president of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD). I have been a Specialist in Prosthodontics since 1999.

I have provided my expert witness reporting services to the legal sector since 1986, offering expert analysis on Personal Injury, Road Traffic Accidents and Clinical Negligence cases for both plaintiffs and defendants across a range of specialist dentistry practices including: Periodontics; Implant Dentistry; Endodontics; Cosmetic Dentistry; Restorative Dentistry; Prosthodontics; and General Dentistry.

Expert reports produced include:

  • Accident Reports
  • Lability & Causation Reports
  • Condition & Prognosis Reports
  • Full Negligence Reports

Trained by Bond Solon in report writing and cross examination, my experience as a dental expert allows me to speak confidently and with gravitas if called to give evidence in court and lends weight and credibility to my reporting. I deliver comprehensive, clear and ‘court-ready’ reports.

I am an international speaker at dental conferences around the world and have authored more than 100 scientific articles for the dental press, including a number related to the field of dental expert witness work.

If your legal practice requires the services of a highly experienced and professional dental expert witness, please do get in touch.

Rob Madden

Rob Madden is the Executive Director at CBRE.

With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organisation in the world.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #207 in 2018. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”

CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.