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Andrew Burns, QC

Andrew Burns QC has a strong commercial and insurance practice, acting for well-known city insurance firms, directly for insurers and advising insureds on policy terms. He has featured in some of the leading appellate cases in insurance law in recent years including Durham v BAI (Run Off) Ltd (the Employers' Liability Policy Trigger Litigation) in the Supreme Court. He has recently appeared in Simmonds v Gammell on 9/11 aggregation and Tonicstar v Allianz on reinsurance arbitration procedure. He has appeared in Dubai in the DIFC Court of Appeal and is also recommended for substantial employment and industrial relations disputes. "Very hands-on, very good with clients and someone who understands the perspective that insurers have. He is very astute in ensuring the advice he provides is pitched in the way clients need it to be provided, and he has a very deft touch in cross-examination."' Chambers UK 2018
Contributed to


Aggregating insurance claims and reinsurance claims
Aggregating insurance claims and reinsurance claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the purpose of aggregation clauses in insurance and reinsurance policies and discusses some of the relevant case law. It considers: what are aggregation clauses, why aggregate claims, 9/11 aggregation, aggregation arising from one event, aggregation arising from one originating cause, and aggregation resulting from a series of acts or omissions. This topic may be referred to as an introduction to aggregation of insurance claims and aggregation of reinsurance claims; defining or the definition of aggregation in insurance law; in the aggregate; and, aggregating language.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1993




  • MA (Downing College, Cambridge)

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