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Sarah Turpin

Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001

Ms. Turpin is a partner within the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Insurance Coverage practice groups.

Ms. Turpin advises policyholders in relation to claims under a wide variety of insurance products, including Crime, Professional Indemnity/Errors & Omissions, Directors & Officers' Liability, Pension Trustee Liability, Public and Product Liability, Property/Business Interruption, Credit Risk/Pecuniary Loss and Cyber/Technology Risks. She assists businesses looking to maximize their insurance recoveries and acts for policyholders in relation to disputed claims, if necessary through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

Ms. Turpin also advises policyholders in relation to policy wordings at the pre-contract stage and in relation to claims notification and claims management issues.

Ms. Turpin also has considerable experience in representing professionals in the defence of professional negligence claims including claims against accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, surveyors and financial intermediaries.

Ms. Turpin is recommended in Legal 500 UK as combining “technical expertise with a friendly, pragmatic and commercial approach”. She is also recommended in Chambers and Partners UK with clients reporting her as “very diligent and thorough”.

“Department head Sarah Turpin is a highly respected practitioner acting for policyholders in complex insurance disputes. She exhibits expertise across D&O, cyber and business interruption matters. Clients describe her as "responsive, knowledgeable and friendly," with one adding: "She is very technically knowledgeable in insurance. We have every confidence in her advice." Insurance Mainly Policyholders UK.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Turpin acted primarily for insurers and Lloyd's underwriters, both advising in relation to insurance coverage issues and acting for insurers in relation to coverage disputes.

Ms. Turpin joined the firm in September 2005. Prior to this she worked for a leading insurance coverage practice in the city, having trained in the insurance group of another prestigious city firm.

Speaking Engagements

  • Live Cyber Attack, 14 June 2016
  • Seizing Opportunities to Provide Cyber Liability Coverage for FI’s and D&O’s, “C5’s 24th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance, 25 - 26 March 2015
  • “QCA Risk Event for Directors,” 18 November 2014
  • "Cyber Risk and Global Security Issues: is your business fully prepared?," K&L Gates Seminar, 2 October 2014
  • “C5 Professional Indemnity Insurance Forum: Evaluating Current PII Claims and Losses,” 5 December 2013
  • "D&O Risk, D&O Insurance and Corporate Indemnification," Joint K&L Gates and Mourant Ozannes Seminar, 10 September 2013
  • “Ten Things You Need to Know About London Market Practice,” American Bar Association, 2 March 2013

Additional Information

Recent Publications
  • New UK Insurance Act Coming into Force in August 2016 - Some practical Tips for Policyholders in Anticipation of the Changes, Insurance Coverage Alert, 19 May 2016
  • Damages for Late Payment of Insurance Claims - A Major Advance for Policyholders, Insurance Coverage Alert, 12 May 2016
  • Tackling the Growing Spectrum of Cyber Risks, Originally published by StrategicRisk, Spring 2015
  • New UK Insurance Act to come into Force in 2016 - The Biggest Shake Up of Commercial Insurance Law in Over a Century, Insurance Coverage Alert, 13 April 2014
  • Insurance for Professional Fiduciaries, Insurance coverage Case Update, 4 December 2014
  • Cyber Risk and Global Security Issues: Is Your Business Fully Prepared, 2 October 2014
  • Advising US Funds on complex claims against trade credit insurer
  • Conducting policy wording reviews for various FTSE 100 Financial Institutions and advising on potential improvements to contract wordings (including D&O, Professional Indemnity, Crime, Pension Trustee Liability and Employment Practices Liability)
  • Advising FTSE 100 Financial Institution regarding PI and D&O coverage issues arising from complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and regulatory issues
  • Advising several IFAs regarding PI coverage issues arising from FSCS proceedings and related regulatory investigations
  • Advising various clients in the financial services and asset management sectors in relation to coverage under D&O and Professional Indemnity policies for regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings
  • Advising FTSE 100 company on D&O and related coverage disputes arising from US environmental investigation and criminal prosecution
  • Advising global manufacturing company in litigation against insurers of global public and products liability policy
  • Advising directors of insolvent company in relation to claim under D&O policy arising from breach of duty claims, DTI investigation and director disqualification proceedings
  • Advising exhibition organiser regarding claims arising from collapsed exhibition centre including Property/Business Interruption, Public Liability and Directors and Officers' Liability claims
  • Advising event organizer regarding contested claim for event cancellation losses following terrorist attacks in Paris
  • Advising sports event organiser regarding possible claim under D&O policy