Susan Dingwall is a dispute resolution partner based in London, specialising in insurance and reinsurance coverage issues, policy drafting and reviews. She has over twenty five years’ experience of the international insurance and reinsurance markets and has a particular focus on the Middle East where she advises on both conventional and Islamic insurance matters.
Susan is dual qualified in English and Scots law. She is a graduate of Strathclyde University and Southampton University, where she obtained her LLM degree. Susan is a member of the British Insurance Law Association and the International Bar Association.
Susan is acknowledged as an expert in her field by the leading directories (including Chambers, Legal 500 and Islamic Finance News). She is described as “first class”, “a very tough litigator” (Chambers UK 2014), “experienced” and “excellent” (Legal 500 2013), possessing a “calm and confident manner” (Legal 500 2012), providing “efficient, pragmatic advice”, appreciated for her “no-nonsense and direct approach” (Legal 500 2011) and for her “fantastic knowledge displayed across a range of insurance and reinsurance disputes” (Chambers 2010). The team Susan leads is praised for its ability to “pull together and keep on top of all the many strands involved in a complex case”.
Susan leads Norton Rose Fulbright’s takaful group and under her leadership, Norton Rose LLP (as it was then) and subsequently, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, has won “Best Takaful Law firm” at the International Takaful Summit since the inception of the award in 2008.
Susan is a regular speaker at conferences in the UK and abroad (including the World Takaful Conference, the International Takaful Summit and the World Bank’s conference on Takaful and she frequently writes on takaful and retakaful, including a regular column in Middle East Insurance Review and contributions on takaful to Euromoney’s publications “Islamic Insurance” and “Islamic Retail Banking and Finance”.
Susan is also studying Arabic.