Nick Pester (Capital Law)

Nick Pester

Nick is Head of Insurance & InsurTech at Capital Law. He acts as an advisor / mentor to a number of individual InsurTech businesses, as well as wider accelerator / incubator programmes.

Nick has specialised in insurance law for more than 10 years. He has a wide range of expertise, spanning regulatory & compliance, wordings, policy coverage advice, fraudulent claims, binder disputes, and third party recovery & liability claims.

His experience covers various classes of business; Property, Fine Art & Specie, Cargo, Construction & Engineering, Product & Public Liability, and Specialty / Contingency losses.

Nick has worked on a number of high-profile London market claims, including the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, a serious fire at a prestigious London Members Club, and the cancellation of an international Creamfields event.

He is a market leader in the InsurTech space, running a cross-practice team which assists various InsurTech businesses with sector specific legal and commercial issues, including GDPR requirements, and legal & compliance work around Blockchain and ICOs.

Nick is one of the few lawyers in London with a deep knowledge of Insurtech – not just the legal aspects, but the technical and functional context too. He plays an active part in the Insurtech ecosystem, has an excellent network, makes regular introductions and is generally supportive to both new entrants finding their feet and to old hands like me! As InsurTech keeps growing and more investment money piles in there will be no shortage of lawyers claiming specialist knowledge, but Nick is the real deal.

Robin Merttens, Co Founder & Partner at InsTech London 

  • Acting for German Underwriters on a Jewellers Block coverage dispute involving the theft by fraud of jewellery worth over £2m.
  • Working on a coverage claim involving extensive fire at a Prestigious London Private Members Club, originating in a kitchen extraction duct and resulting in a claim worth over c£7m.
  • Working on a public liability claim defending Building Contractors and their Insurers regarding a school fire causing c£10m worth of damage.
  • Advising London Market reinsurers on a coverage dispute arising from the cancellation of an international Creamfields event.
  • Advising a well-known household insurer on its full suite of online insurance offerings, and specifically the formal / structure of the Proposal Form.
  • Acting for several London market insurers in relation to the Hatton Garden heist in April 2015.
  • Property
  • Fine Art & specie
  • Cargo
  • Construction & engineering
  • Product & public liability
  • Speciality / Contingency losses
  • Policy coverage disputes
  • Wordings advice / drafting
  • Insurance regulation
  • Complex recovery/liability claims

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Jan 2017 – present)
  • Senior Associate, RPC (Jan 2011 – Oct 2016)
  • Associate, RPC (Sept 2005 – Jan 2011)
  • Acting Litigation Counsel, Veolia (Aug 2008 – Dec 2008)
  • Trainee Solicitor, RPC (Sept 2003 – Sept 2005)

Education

  • University of Keele: Bachelor of Laws and Psychology LLB 2:1 (1998 – 2001)

Memberships

  • Legal Advisor at InsureTech Gateway by Hambro Perks
  • Advisor at iXledger Technologies
  • Mentor for Startupbootcamp
  • Mentor at Plug and Play Tech Centre
  • Ambassador for Momentum London