October 28, 2020

Volume X, Number 302

Alexander J. Bradley-Sitch

Alexander Bradley-Sitch is a commercial disputes associate, sitting within the insurance coverage practice group of K&L Gates in London. He qualified as a solicitor in September 2017, having completed his training with K&L Gates. He is frequently instructed on a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including English high court litigation and international arbitration, particularly on matters which have insurance coverage-related aspects.

Mr. Bradley-Sitch has a particular interest in:

  • Banking, asset finance and financial services issues;
  • Corporate and commercial matters, including disputes which relate directors' duties, minority shareholder disputes, and contractual obligations.
  • Professional liability issues, such as professional negligence and liability insurance;

Insurance Coverage

Mr. Bradley-Sitch advises policyholder clients on actual and potential disputes with their insurers/reinsurers, including negotiating settlement of claims prior to formal proceedings being issued, and conducting litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Some specific examples of recent work include:

  • Acting for the policyholder on a disputed recovery from an insurer under a London market trade credit policy, leading to London-seated LCIA arbitral proceedings.
  • Advising the former CEO of a FTSE 250 logistics company on an insurance claim under a directors' and officers' liability policy, in relation to complex, high-value litigation brought against him by his former employer.

He also advises clients on non-contentious insurance matters, including undertaking policy wording reviews, advising on claims notification, and all aspects of policyholders' rights and responsibilities, with a focus on maximizing recovery for policyholders in the event of a loss.

Complex Commercial Disputes

Mr. Bradley-Sitch acts for clients at all stages in complex civil / commercial disputes. He has been instructed in litigation before the Court of Appeal, High Court (including the Commercial Court; Business and Property Court; and Administrative Courts) and County Court. He is regularly instructed on applications to the High Court for urgent injunctions, and other forms of interim relief.

Mr. Bradley-Sitch has also been instructed on a number of international arbitrations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Some specific examples of recent work include:

  • Advising a US investment bank on enforcement of judgments of the Nevada courts in the UK, including non-monetary remedies and injunctive relief.
  • Advising the minority shareholder of an AIM-listed commodities firm, in unfair prejudice proceedings, and contested insolvency proceedings before the English High Court.

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