Sam Tacey is a special counsel in the insurance and reinsurance team. He focuses his practice on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes across all business classes, including product liability, energy, D&O, general liability, EL and W&I. He has been involved in a variety of matters in arbitration and in the High Court, representing (re)insurer and policyholder clients in both the live and run-off market. Sam also has a presence in the Insurtech market, providing general and regulatory advice to start-ups and other market participants. 

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  • General Catalyst on its investments as part of both the $275 million Series E and $385 million Series F financings for Deliveroo 

  • Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich Mass Litigation Arising out of the Reinsurance of T&N's Historical Asbestos Liability 


    Watching and playing a range of sports

  • BPP University Law School
    LPC, (Distinction)

  • University of Bristol
    LLB, Honors

Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500 UK: Rising Star Lawyers - Insurance and reinsurance litigation (2022) 

    The Legal 500 UK: Dispute resolution (2022)

    "Next generation lawyer" in insurance and reinsurance, The Legal 500 UK (2017)

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