Lee Ingram is an Advocate of the Royal Court having previously qualified as an Ecrivain (solicitor). He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. He is a past president of the Jersey branch of the Insurance Institute and currently sits as the Chair to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Lee is also a member of the British Insurance Law Association.
His specialist practice area is insurance law, which encompasses various different subject areas from professional and medical negligence, policy coverage, professional liability causes of action to personal injury litigation. He regularly appears before the Royal Court defending corporate and individual policyholders for regulatory breaches or infractions, motoring offences and other civil law related claims.
Lee has a long-standing reputation within the London and Jersey insurance markets and provides a bespoke advisory service for many syndicates, prominent insurers, independent underwriters and brokers.
During the last few years, Lee has regularly presented seminars to the Channel Islands and London insurance industries on wide ranging topics and has been speaker and chairman to various conferences locally, in the UK and as far as the Caribbean.
Recent Notable Cases include:
Glen Le Claire v William Brown  JRC 093
Lee was instructed to act on behalf of the Defendant insurer to a personal injury claim.
For the first time the Royal Court laid down the principles and factors to be considered when approving a settlement on behalf of a plaintiff who was subject to a curatorship.
X v Estate of Y (Deceased) and Axa Insurance UK plc  JRC 043
Lee represented AXA Insurance in defending a catastrophic personal injury claim brought by the Plaintiff.
This was the first case in which the Royal Court approved a periodical payment order in a personal injury case on the Island. The decision laid out the principles the Court would apply, when exercising its inherent jurisdiction, to make an order for periodical payments comparable to orders made under the UK Damages Act 1996.
Zac (A Minor) v Estate of A (deceased)  JRC 088A
The Court considered the principles for ordering an interim payment in favour of a plaintiff pursuant to Part 8 of the Royal Court Rules 2004.
The payment sought was in respect of both damages and costs. Lee was instructed to appear on behalf of the Defendant insurers to argue against the application in respect of the issue of costs. The Court concluded that, whilst it retained a discretion to award costs on an interim basis, the exercise would only take place sparingly and in exceptional circumstances. Legal costs should not form part of any such interim payment application.
X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services  JRC 226 and others
Lee was instructed to act on behalf of the States of Jersey’s insurers in this long running litigation in involving historic child abuse and neglect. The case was reported, at the time, as the largest personal injury case to have ever been brought to trial in the British Isles.
It involved family members who claimed damages from the local authority for a failure to remove them early enough to prevent harm.
The proceedings concluded with a confidential settlement agreement following a 9 week trial last summer.