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Specialist Areas

Real estate is a business in which extraordinary judgement and skills are required to optimise the returns on investment. Willis’ real estate practice includes some of the most respected professionals in the insurance broking industry, whose experience spans all property types and subsectors. Our specialist areas are outlined below.

Property Real Estate Insurance

Our real estate practice comprises over 80 associates dedicated to the real estate sector. We can support clients with assets in the UK as well as Europe. Through our focus and knowledge we are renowned in the industry and proud to have a significant profile.

Legal Indemnities

With particular expertise in right of light, our specialist team in London is highly regarded in the provision of legal indemnity insurance solutions and is able to offer products that can help mitigate risks in the following areas: restrictive covenants, judicial review and defective title.


Backed by Willis’ major global construction practice, our construction team has built up significant experience working on a variety of major projects in the UK and Europe for clients of all sizes. The team specialises in owner coordinated insurance programmes (OCIPs) and latent defects solutions.

Environmental Liabilities

Environmental insurance is a specialist area that requires specific expertise and knowledge to obtain the best terms from the insurance market. Our specialist environmental impairment liability professionals work as an integral part of the real estate practice.

Warranties and Indemnities

Our mergers and acquisitions team has a significant amount of knowledge and experience in this area. Whether you are a buyer or seller, we can arrange insurance to protect you against breaches of the warranties and indemnities that fall within a share or asset purchase agreement.



Paul Chetwynd-Talbot
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 3124 8057

Paul Turnbull
Head of Client Services
+44 (0)20 3124 6253



Real Estate Risk Insights – Winter 2016/17

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