Signum Advocates is one of the few Ugandan firms also to provide focused insurance law advice. We advise insurance companies on the structure of the insurances to be put into place, the type of insurances to be carried, and the use of project-specific and owner-controlled policies. Signum represents insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance brokers and other insurance industry players. We are committed to the compliance of our clients with regulatory demands of the industry. We provide advice on insurance and reinsurance contracts as well as policies and regulatory requirements.
Sadly, but possibly inevitably, insurance policies can lead to coverage disputes. Our litigation lawyers have a highly proven record in litigating cases for our clients whether they are insurance companies or individual clients and businesses. We specialise in advising on the resolution of large and difficult claims, and in the defence of claims against companies and their directors which are insured under all types of liability insurance policies. We also represent insurers and their insured entities in the defence of claims and the pursuit of recoveries by way of subrogation.
In addition, we work closely with prosecutors and investigators around the country in pursuing criminal penalties for fraudulent providers, and frequently help insurers to respond to bad faith claims involving accusations of conspiracy, fraud, and deceptive trade practices.
Our team members have successfully represented a number of insurance companies before the Insurance Regulatory Authority and the High court in respect to insurance fraud claims, subrogation claim and premium related disputes.
We assist insurance companies in identifying claims and practices that could lead to possible litigation and implementing procedures that will prevent future claims.
We advise Insurance companies and brokers on the best policies and we offer our knowledge in the sector to help shaping developments in the law, by the enactment of more sustainable policies. Our specific expertise is regularly sought for by insurance companies and operators in the field to deal with the complexities that are peculiar to the insurance laws and regulations.