After studying law at the University of Birmingham, Rosalind was articled and spent two years post qualification as a solicitor at Le Brasseur and Bury, where she handled the defence to professional indemnity claims against the medical and dental professions.
Rosalind moved to Elborne Mitchell in 1991 and was made a partner in 1996. Over her 25 year career at the firm, Rosalind has acted in a wide variety of commercial disputes, in court and in arbitration proceedings, including cases determined by the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, jurisdictional disputes and urgent matters requiring injunctive relief.
She specialises in insurance and reinsurance litigation, bringing impressive technical expertise, determination and stamina to the Elborne Mitchell team. She has acted on behalf of brokers, Lloyd’s Syndicates, and insurers and reinsurers in both the London and the overseas market. Recent cases have involved misrepresentation and non-disclosure issues concerning excess of loss, stop loss, risk excess and surplus reinsurance contracts, aviation carve out coverages, illegality and policy wording disputes. She also has significant experience in professional negligence disputes and has acted on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
Rosalind has handled a number of landmark cases during her career at Elborne Mitchell. Among these are the defence of Lloyd’s Members Agents involved in the Feltrim Names’ action, a multi-party negligence claim and one of the largest cases in civil legal history; the successful conduct of a series of arbitrations arising from the infamous PA LMX spiral in which she acted for North American reinsurers; and Samengo-Turner & Others v Marsh & McLennan, a novel case in which the Court of Appeal granted anti suit injunctive relief to give effect to the Brussels Regulation.
Rosalind takes an active role in the affairs of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Insurance Institute of London. She assists the Chartered Insurance Institute in providing legal input for the CII examination syllabus.