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Louise High

Associate director (Non solicitor)

London / Guildford


Louise is an associate director in the firm’s marine, trade and energy and travel law teams, working out of both the London and Guildford offices. She specialises in reinsurance and insurance litigation and commercial disputes as well as contentious and non-contentious matters in travel law, including defending high value personal injury claims. In addition to acting for a large international cruise operator and insurers and re-insurers across the aviation and aerospace and marine sectors, she has represented airlines, tour operators, maintenance operators and leasing companies and their insurers.

She has experience of litigation stretching from county courts to the Court of Appeal and has managed high value arbitrations in London with elements of domestic and international law. Louise has also acted for a large multinational corporation in the criminal courts in relation to the Dangerous Goods Regulations.

A member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Louise regularly attends seminars and conferences on aviation and aerospace, marine, insurance and travel law. She is recognised by The Legal 500 for her expertise in aviation. After being called to the Bar in 2003, Louise worked as in house counsel for a large cruise operator. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2019 from the aviation department of another leading City firm.

Recent work highlights

  • Successfully defending an airline in the High Court in relation to a US$287 million commercial dispute involving renunciation of contract and impossibility of performance of contract.
  • Acting for and advising Amazon on the Dangerous Goods Regulations and the carriage of goods.
  • Significantly reducing damages in long term maintenance contracts disputes for provision of services.
  • Defending an insurer in a multi-million pound insurance coverage dispute in The London Court of International Arbitration involving punitive damages and issues of reckless behaviour.

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