Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill

Member of the Investment Advisory Panel

Terry has a first-rate legal mind and, in particular, great expertise in and experience of insurance and reinsurance litigation.  He brings this valuable intellectual capital to Woodsford’s Investment Advisory Panel. 

 

Career landmarks include:  

 

  • 1965 – LLB First Class at University College London
  • 1973 – PhD also at UCL 
  • 1977 – called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke Scholar) 
  • 1977 – joined Clifford Chance 
  • 1978 – admitted as a Solicitor 
  • 1980 – partner at Clifford Chance (to retirement in 2007) 
  • 1994 – Solicitor Advocate Civil – in the first batch to qualify by exam rather than exemption (and “not a fun way to mark your 50th year”) 
  • 2000–2007 – head of Insurance and Reinsurance litigation at Clifford Chance 
  • 1998 – co-authored ‘The Law of Reinsurance’.  (The fourth revised edition was published by Sweet & Maxwell in October 2015) 
  • 2007-present – consultant at Clifford Chance 
  • Formerly – non executive director of Arthur J Gallagher (UK) Ltd, insurance brokers, and Montpelier Underwriting Agencies Limited, Lloyd’s managing agents of syndicate 5151