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Deepa Sutherland
19 Great Winchester Street
2nd Floor
London, EC2N 2JA
TEL: 020 3805 6296
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Deepa Sutherland

Deepa Sutherland is experienced in high value international and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration. 

She advises London Market and European insurers and reinsurers on English law complex litigation, ADR and coverage matters, often in an international context.

Deepa represents clients and their policyholders in liability defence claims, including product liability, personal injury, and complex contractual obligations, and advises on coverage and subrogation work including property damage and COVID-19 related claims.

Deepa’s practice also focuses on climate change, and she advises the London and European (re)insurance industry on the implications of current and future climate litigation and policy, and future ESG issues.  She regularly writes and speaks on the intersection of climate change and insurance for the (re)insurance industry, academia, and climate change community internationally.

Deepa also has e-discovery expertise across commercial litigation, internal and regulatory investigations. 

Articles & Presentations

"Climate Change Introduction," Afternoon with Zelle in London, February 24, 2024, speaker

"English Law for U.S. Claims," Afternoon with Zelle in London, February 24, 2024, co-presenter

"Climate Change Litigation: What Can Liability Insurers Expect in 2024?", February 2, 2024, co-author

The Grantham Research Institute's 2023 Global Trends in Climate Change Litigation Policy Report, citation, June 29, 2023

"Big Oil Certiorari Denial May Alter Climate Change Litigation," Law360, April 26, 2023, co-author

"Climate Action:  Risk and Reality,” ETOA (European Tourism Association) Global European Marketplace event, November 3, 2022, panelist

“Insurance Impacts from Climate and Extreme Weather Events,” part of the Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Forum hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce, November 2021, participant and presenter

“Le contentieux climatique: un nouveau défi pour l’assurance RC,” conference organized by l’APREF (Association des Professionnels de la Réassurance en France) and SIP (L’Association Souscripteurs Internationaux Paris), Paris, October 2021, panelist and co-presenter

"The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation." Pre-COP 26 event, July 14, 2021, panelist

"Climate Litigation and the Economy," International Virtual Summit - “Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis,” July 7, 2021, co-presenter

"Insurance and Climate Change," May 18, 2021, co-presenter

"The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch and Others [2021] UKSC 1 (“the FCA Test Case”)," January 26, 2021, co-author

"The Insurance Industry and Climate Change,” London Climate Action Week 2020, November 19, 2020, co-presenter

"Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts," Institute of International and Comparative Law, October 1, 2020, co-presenter

"Climate Change for Insurers: When Politics Fail, Flood the Courts, January 29, 2020, co-author

"Climate Change Exposure for Insurers," Zelle CAT-Law Webinar Week, July 24, 2019, co-presenter

"Climate Change: Insurance and Reinsurance," Lloyd's Market Association Masterclass, May 23, 2019, co-presenter

"Climate Change and Insurance: Lliuya v. RWE Makes History," Insurance Law360, March 22, 2019, co-author

"Climate Change and Insurance: Increasing Foreign Lawsuits," Insurance Law360, February 14, 2019, co-author

"Clearing up the Smoke: Insurance and Marijuana," Insurance Law360, February 3, 2017, co-author

"The Implications of Insureds’ Illegal Conduct," Insurance Law360, January 17, 2017, co-author

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