Phillippa C. Rowe, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Mediator and Arbitrator, past Chairman of The Academy of Experts and First Dean of its Faculty of Mediation and ADR


Mrs Rowe has extensive experience of London market and world-wide insurance and reinsurance principles and practice, gathered over fourteen years as a leading market participant in the role of Claims Manager for the Kiln syndicate at Lloyd's, and over thirteen as an independent reinsurance consultant. Current professional activities include provision of arbitration, mediation and expert witness services and expert opinions, technical consultancy, audit and inspection services on reinsurance, binding authority and insurance matters to members of the Lloyd's and London insurance and reinsurance market, predominantly but not exclusively in the areas of claims handling, reserving and IBNR calculation, commutations, contract wordings and technical accounting.


Mrs Rowe is available to assist as expert witness, arbitrator or mediator in reinsurance and related matters. She is an accredited expert witness on the Academy of Experts' Register, and is included in the Chartered Insurance Institute's list of reinsurance experts, and is an accredited arbitrator on the ARIAS(UK) panel of reinsurance arbitrators.

She has extensive experience of claims negotiation and settlement, litigation and arbitration and of litigation support and provides investigative analysis, opinions and consultancy to parties contemplating or engaged in reinsurance disputes. While working at Lloyd's she handled, as representative of a leading syndicate, a large number of claims in litigation or arbitration, and facilitated compromise settlements and commutations.

She has twice been deposed (in the US) as the defendant in USA insurance cases, has appeared as witness of fact in a London reinsurance arbitration, and acted as expert witness in several reinsurance arbitration and litigation matters, and in Lloyd's Names Action Group cases. Mrs Rowe appeared as an expert witness before Cresswell J. in the Commercial Court on behalf of the Merrett Names' Action Group. She also acted as assistant to the expert witness appointed by the Gooda Walker Action Group in Deeny & Others-v-Gooda Walker Ltd. She has also given oral evidence as an expert at several arbitration hearings in London and North America.

Mrs Rowe is an accredited Mediator on The Academy of Experts' Register of Qualified Dispute Resolvers, and acts as a court appointed Mediator in the London County Court and sits as mediator in insurance and commercial disputes. She is an assessor for accreditation of mediators for The Academy of Experts' Register.

In September 1998 Mrs Rowe was elected to Panel Membership of ARIAS (UK), the "AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society of the UK", and is currently sitting as third arbitrator in an international reinsurance dispute.

Practice areas


  • M.A., F.C.I.I., M.A.E., Q.D.R


  • Association of Northern Mediators, Academy of Experts as a Qualified Mediator (QDR Number 47), Legislation Panel of the CII's Society of Fellows, Bu


  • 1977 MA, 1971-4 New Hall, Cambridge, 1981 Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), 1978 A

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