Ajita Shah: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Ajita Shah

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  • Insurance & Reinsurance
    EducationUniversity of Bristol (B.A., History); College of Law (GDL/LPC)

    Ajita is an associate in the London office. She trained with the firm and qualified into the Insurance and Reinsurance department in September 2011. Ajita advises on a broad range of insurance and reinsurance disputes, highlights of which are outlined below. She has a particular interest in cyber liability insurance. She also assists insurers wishing to write business abroad, particularly in Latin America, with advice on the necessary approvals and authorisations required by local regulators.

    •Represented an insurer in a Bermuda Form arbitration concerning coverage for catastrophic healthcare and product liability claims

    •Acted for insurers and reinsurers in relation to asbestos liability reinsurance recoveries in England and the USA

    •Advised a global manufacturer on its product liability coverage following multiple claims regarding 'defective' products

    •Represented a Lloyd's syndicate in a complex stop loss reinsurance dispute

    •Obtained evidence in London for insurance proceedings in Florida, using the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Ajita studied History at Bristol University before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

    Besides Edwards Wildman

    Ajita is a keen traveller and in recent years has spent time in India, Malawi, Mexico and Sri Lanka. Before starting her training contract, she travelled on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia and recently spent two months in Argentina travelling and improving her Spanish.


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    The Continued Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala
    Ajita Shah, April 1, 2014
    The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) recently received a €4m boost from the European Union (EU) when the EU and the United Nations in Guatemala signed a cooperation agreement worth €4m or 44 million Guatemalan Quetzales to support the work of the CICIG.

    UK: Notification of ‘Circumstances’ Need Not Specify An Incident
    Ajita Shah, December 20, 2013
    The Court of Appeal in European Risk Insurance Company HF v Collette Ann McManus & Ors [2013] EWHC 18 (Ch), has upheld a High Court judge’s decisions to a) refuse declaratory relief and b) award the claimants 60% of the costs of the hearing, stating that the first instance judge had given...
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    Ajita Shah

    69 Old Broad Street

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