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Specialist Legal Advice for your insurance claim in County Durham!

If you’ve suffered from an insured loss in your business or at home and are struggling with your current claim or you have had your claim rejected then contact us for specialist legal advice for insurance claims in County Durham. We might be able to assist you on a No Win No Fee basis subject to the value of your claim and City Barristers assessment of your realistic prospect of success.

  • NO WIN, NO FEE! *
  • We look after YOUR INTERESTS, not your insurers
  • You will have your own Dedicated Claims Manager to walk you through every step of the process
  • We assist with all aspects of your claim including, emergency works, claim handling and reinstatement of the damages
  • Expert legal assessment from our legal associates at City Barrister
  • We have over 120 years combined insurance claims handling experience

We can help with current claims or any claim that has been rejected in the past 12 months or so. Don’t delay and contact us today. 0330 124 2092

* subject to the value of your claim and City Barristers assessment of your realistic prospect of success

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    Legal Support with City Barrister!

    Wayne Lewis LL.B (Hons) and his team at City Barrister offers professional legal support and backing to Imperial Claims Consultants and our clients.

    City Barrister aims to be on point, sharp and fast but easy to communicate with at all
    hours unless we are sleeping. This is a bespoke service on all levels and is why long
    terms friendships are often formed. City Barrister balances a positive mind set with a
    good sense of realism. The main person, senior barrister, Mr Wayne Lewis is
    completely client-focussed, and he has a pool of talented lawyers and consultants
    available to him to assist when required.

    City Barrister does not undertake legal aid work, nor offers free consultations and does not City Barrister does not undertake legal aid work, nor offers free consultations and
    does not normally undertake work on a no win, no fee basis but recognise that in
    view of these highly expensive claims that City Barrister will review your claim or
    your issue with the insurance company and would be willing to proceed on “no win
    no fee” basis, if the case is considered to have good prospects of success.

    City Barrister has effective contacts and useful connections to assist clients in
    solving their problems.

    Our experienced team of lawyers, loss adjustors, accountants and brokers provide
    the highest quality insurance advice since we specialise in representing insured
    policyholders with complex and high value coverage disputes with their insurers. City
    Barrister will back up their advice and take your case to court without further delay.

    City Barrister will review if this might be for a current claim or a claim which has been
    rejected by the insurers within the last 12 months or so. Whether it’s a business or a
    home claim we can assist.

    If you have suffered from an insured loss in your business because of business
    interruption or at home floods or fire etc then let our City Barrister team provide you
    with an initial fee advise on the merits for a small fee of £500 plus VAT to cover the
    basic legal service in the form of an abbreviated legal advice to see if you have a
    meritorious claim. If you require a fuller advice, then you will have to pay the normal
    fee. Thereafter we will consider “No win No fee” to take your case to trial.

    If you need to make a claim, contact us or your insurer as soon as possible and ask
    them to send you a claim form.

    Check the following things before you send off your claim:

    • you’re within the time limits for making a claim
    • you’re covered for what you’re claiming for
    • how much the excess is. The excess is the amount of money that your insurer will take off the claim. It may not be worth making a claim if the amount you’re claiming for is less than this
    • the small print. Make sure there’s nothing in the terms and conditions that prevents you from claiming
    • whether it’s a new for old policy. If it isn’t, the amount you get for items you’re claiming for will be less than the cost of replacing them. This is because the insurer takes off money for wear and tear.

    City Barrister is available to speak to about this process and any other commercial
    problems you may have to address.


    Getting legal help with your claim has never been easier

    Contact Us

    Call us Today!

    Call us on 0330 124 2092 or 07943 862190, ideally BEFORE calling your insurance company. Our team will discuss your claim in details and give you some realistic expectations. We will also advise on emergency repairs and important next steps.

    We negotiate for you

    We will negotiate with your insurance company, ensuring that every aspect of your claim has been fully considered and  secure for you the best possible settlement. By allowing us to negotiate on your behalf we can protect you from common mistakes that invalidate part or all of your claim.

    We organise your repairs

    We have a wide range of dedicated, independent, fully vetted contractors who can assist with every part of any works that are required. From essential emergency repairs to prevent further damages to ongoing restoration works, we can help with it all.

    Why Use Imperial Claims Consultants?

    We only ever work on behalf of people like you, the insured, we never work for the insurance company.

    We manage all of your concerns including

    • Removing the stress of the claims procedure
    • Protecting you from invalidating your claim
    • Providing expert legal knowledge to your claim
    • Ensuring all potential losses are included
    • Maximising the settlement from your insurer
    • Advising and managing all repair works

    For your successful claim you have 2 options and both are as you would expect on a No Win No Fee basis.

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    Option 1

    If our team of independent and fully vetted contractors carried out the works for you then you would not have any fees to pay us at all. That’s because the contractor would pay our fee.

    All works carried out by our team come with a full 2 years warranty.

    Plus, if you chose this option then the contractor would even pay your insurance excess for you!

    Option 2

    If you chose to have the works carried out by your own team then we would charge you a small fee.

    Remember, if we are unsuccessful in obtaining a successful outcome for you then you don’t have anything to pay us. We fund our own time, so we have strong reasons to achieve maximum settlement of you insurance claim in the shortest possible time, which allows us to offer the No Win No Fee service.

    What we can do for you

    Professional Claims Handling

    Dealing with a claim is traumatic and stressful and when something happens you want to talk to somebody immediately. Our main office is open from 5am daily and we run a 24/7 support line so you can always reach our team.

    Damage Assessment

    We are experienced in dealing with your insurance companies loss adjusters right the way through the settlement. We assess the damages, review the costs and ensure you get everything you are entitled too maximising your settlement.

    Legal Assistance

    Backed by WAYNE LEWIS LL.B (Hons) BARRISTER and his team at City Barrister, we offer expert legal advice to support your claim.

    No Win No Fee

    No Win, No Fee

    We operate on a No Win No Fee basis with no upfront costs. In the unlikely event that your claim is declined, you won’t have any fees to pay. Should your claim be successful, Imperial claims charge only a small percentage of the settlement.

    We deliver a higher quality of works

    Our dedicated claims team does more than ensure your claim is handled properly. Expert advise is given throughout regarding all repair work. Emergency repairs will be carried out to reduce damage and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Ongoing settlement works can be carried out by our expert contractors who will transform your damaged property back to new.

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    We promise to provide only the best in customer service. You don’t have to take our word for it, our reviews speak for themselves.

    Imperial Claims Consultants
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    Joanne Mclernon
    Joanne Mclernon
    23:33 23 Feb 22
    I highly recommended this company. They are extremely helpful, friendly and kind. I felt I was in safe hands. I dealt with Dav who was very patient and answered all of my questions and dealt with matters swiftly. I would use them again if I needed too. They are honest and reliable and it felt like I had someone on my side during a stressful time.
    K M
    K M
    16:20 23 Feb 22
    Dav and the team did fantastic work for me when an escape of water happened in an empty rental property. The damage was horrendous and very overwhelming.From the outset Dav was reassuring and helpful and consulted at every stage.As expected the insurance company used a loss adjustor who did his best to chip away and invalidate the claim, this is where Dav came into his own in dealing with this and putting to bed the loss adjustors queries and issues. Dav then made sure that the property was returned in excellent shape and with the insurance company paying out everything they should of done. Without Dav Id have been many thousands of pounds worse off and would have had a massive head ache to deal with. I cant recommend this company enough I really cant!
    Colin R
    Colin R
    07:42 17 Apr 21
    Insurance companies – knights in shining armour or charlatans? If you have suffered an incident that leads to a significant insurance claim, as I have, you will quickly find out the answer to this question! The image portrayed by these organisations in their advertising campaigns gives the impression that clients need not worry in the event of any sort of domestic catastrophe, they will jump in in an instant, and everything will be sorted out very efficiently by teams of experts… Nothing could be further from the truth. Make no mistake, these businesses are not there to help you, they exist to create revenue, this is their primary function. Submission of a claim is simply in conflict with their core objective so don’t be naïve enough to think your not going to have a fight on your hands…This is where Imperial Claims Consultants step in. These guys don’t just help you fight your corner, they remove you from the ring then step and fight for you? The insurance companies’ direct employees are mostly those engaged in collecting your money, i.e. not experts in the field of insurance claims, so they subcontract this to independent loss adjusters operating with the specific objective to minimize the cost of the claim. The term ‘loss adjuster’ is a bit misleading as the ‘adjustment’ alluded to here is only going to go one way and that is down! These loss adjusters are experts in their field and know all the tricks of the trade to coerce you into accepting the bare minimum as a ‘fair’ settlement. Unless you are an adept and skilful negotiator, you have no chance against these people, and even if you did try to take them on, you would need to put aside a considerable amount of your own personal time for which there is no payback.Imperial Claims Consultants were recommended to me by an author of a book on personal finance, they were engaged as consultants for the chapter on insurance, they have literally written a book on this subject, so what better testimonial could there... be? Buying your insurance policy, does not cover your home and contents per se. What you have bought, is the right to fight these organisations for the cover that you thought you had bought. You will be up against experts in this fight, so the best strategy, as I found out, was to do exactly what the insurance company did and engaged my own set of experts. Imperial Claims Consultants simply took over the whole process from start to finish and the outcome was outstanding. My Garage was destroyed, and the inside of my house was badly damaged by smoke. You should see it now – WOW! Everything has been restored back to an impeccable standard, and all I had to do was take a step back and let them get on with more
    Noel Conway
    Noel Conway
    20:31 09 Apr 21
    I cannot speak highly enough of Dav and his team and how professionally they dealt with water damage to a property I am landlord of in the North East. I currently live in a different country and had a water damage issue to a ground floor apartment which I did not know where to begin to rectify. Thankfully I got in touch with Dav and he really did sort every issue that arose and undertook the works in a very professional and genuine manner. I have no doubt that, had I not Dav and his team dealing with the problem, then I would be no further forward than when the issue was highlighted to me. Thanks Dav
    Trustmark Roofingandbuilding
    Trustmark Roofingandbuilding
    04:19 24 Mar 21
    I could not be happier I found Imperial claims consultants, in fact without Dav and his team I would have walked away several times with absolutely nothing.Our Play Cafe suffered a non fault ‘escape of water’ from the flat upstairs which totally destroyed the business. We were left clueless and no where to turn. Dav helped us at every level of dealing with the insurance company, who In my opinion are nothing but ruthless people who do not care about you or your business. All they do care about is how much money they can save and how they can get out of paying out all together.Imperial claims consultants helped us realise what we were entitled to and what you actually pay our insurance for. Employing them to take on our case was the BEST thing I’ve ever done. Their fee is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things and they really do everything possible to make sure you are constantly kept in the loop, understand everything that is going on and do everything they can to ensure you get what you deserve. Which in turn stopped us from giving up and throwing in the towel.Now we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we have our cafe renovated and looking great again, we are being reimbursed for our loss of earnings and this is all down to the hard work of Dav and his team at Imperial Claims Consultants.I can not thank you guys enough.I hope if a potential customer/person in a similar distressing position is reading this take my word and do not think twice, contact the team.Thank you so so much. Chris Dodds
    Frank Nelson
    Frank Nelson
    17:33 07 Mar 21
    We had a cannabis farm in our commercial unit in the North East. Insurers had us worried with their questions so we found Imperial Claims Consultants online and we went with them as they were local. It is actually all you need to do! Just authorise them to act on your behalf and they keep you updated. My Directors were very pleased with the whole process. Thoroughly would recommend Imperial Claims Consultants for managing an insurance claim.
    Dan Fionts
    Dan Fionts
    12:39 06 Mar 21
    Very good. Best company and friendly. Got me a good settlement.
    Andy Barnes
    Andy Barnes
    14:58 02 Mar 21
    Extremely responsive service and very friendly. I am going with this lot and only 10% !
    Martila Samantha
    Martila Samantha
    23:14 01 Mar 21
    These guys have had a look at my paperwork for making a business interruption claim. I've signed up with them because they're only going to charge me 10% plus VAT. The other company wanted nearly 30%. So far so good. I will update my review as this claim moves along. Don't get fooled into paying more than you have to. None of us who have had to shut our businesses and have our livelihoods affected can afford to have leaches trying to steal any income we deserve to be able to claim.
    Annie Gross
    Annie Gross
    21:25 28 Feb 21
    I've had my insurance docs reviewed and been told I can make a claim for business interruption through my insurers from this company. I cannot believe just how much I can potentially claim. If this comes off then it will make a huge difference to my company and my family. Thank you to the wonderful team at Imperial Claims Consultants. Very nice friendly people.
    Martin Lopez
    Martin Lopez
    13:01 28 Feb 21
    Contacted Imperial Claims on Monday morning and by the afternoon I knew, very sadly, that I wasn't able to claim for business interruption losses on my insurance policy. But I have to say these guys were friendly, efficient and extremely efficient. I would happily use them for any future claims. So nice to deal with lovely genuine people.
    Kari Baxter
    Kari Baxter
    14:53 22 Feb 21
    I had a claim which had been rejected and had written it off. I happened to come across these guys some months ago and reached out. Now ok I did get a positive result but it was not everything I was looking for but without these guys and their solicitor I wouldn't haven £55000 sat in my bank account.
    P.J. Taylor
    P.J. Taylor
    23:09 15 Feb 21
    Following a devastating and deeply distressing, traumatising house fire we discovered Imperial Claims Consultants Ltd. From day one they proved to be the ultimate consummate professionals offering a personal, extremely friendly and sincere level of service of the very highest quality. Their help, care, patience and support was second-to-none ~simply amazing and truly outstanding. They were so genuinely dedicated to our personal situation that absolutely nothing was ever too much trouble and were always prepared to go the extra mile in order to be of assistance in any way possible. We are eternally grateful to them for providing such an immense and comprehensive level of service during what was obviously a terrible nightmare time in our lives. I would therefore most definitely,wholeheartedly and without any hesitation whatsoever recommend this truly marvellous company to anyone!View less
    Karen Rafferty
    Karen Rafferty
    11:03 07 Feb 21
    I'm a landlord with a portfolio of properties and I've had to make claims over the years. My broker never told me about a loss assessor before but I came across these guys from a landlords meeting presentation they did in 2019. They do as they say they will do and they took away all the stress of managing the insurance claim and carried out all the work. Indeed, upon handover my letting agent stated the property was in a better condition that it was before. This company are now part of my care partners group as I look to build my portfolio. Need I say more?
    Hannah Bradsworth
    Hannah Bradsworth
    14:19 12 Jan 21
    I have to say I was dubious about what a loss assessor does because neither I nor my family have come across a loss assessor before. But, these guys had to fight every step of the way for us and they triumphed. I wouldn't have had the knowledge let alone the time to respond to the constant suspicions and enquiries the insurers had. Clearly, only in an insurance claim can an innocent person be thought to guilty first. We absolutely needed this company and the same would apply to anyone making an insurance claim. The lady from Imperial Claims Consultants , Kelly, was just simply lovely to deal with. We do heartily recommend them.
    Willow Smith
    Willow Smith
    05:32 04 Jan 21
    We used Imperial Claims Consultants for a rather large claim, escape of water, and have to say they do exactly what they say they will do. Downright professional, always available and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Cannot recommend them highly enough!
    D B
    D B
    06:59 18 Sep 19
    I was initially contacted by Dav and his team after a devastating house fire. Despite the fact I was not insured and there was no business in it for them, they were willing to give me expert advice on how to proceed and deal with the various parties such as the council, contractors and lender. They were effectively a "friend in need" at a difficult time; knowledgeable and empathetic.I would have no reservations in recommending them.
    Carol Alexander
    Carol Alexander
    13:55 24 Jul 19
    Recently I had the call that all landlords dread - my house had been well and truly trashed! Bricks through windows, external doors damaged and carpeting extremely soiled by dogs. I was pointed in the direction of Imperial Claims Consultants. Within an hour of me being informed of the damage the representative from Imperial Claims Consultants had called me. He was patient and understanding and reassured me of the services that they would undertake on my behalf. I was assured I would have nothing to pay, not even the insurance excess. I was able to contact him at any time, including evenings and weekends. Every call/email was responded to on the same day. I was kept informed of every detail promptly and efficiently. The repair work was arranged and overseen by Imperial Claims Consultants. I didn't have to deal with the insurance company directly, only to give permission for the loss assessors to work on my behalf. The whole stress of the situation was born by Imperial Claims Consultants until all the necessary repairs were completed. I recommend anyone to use this service, don't rely on the letting agents as often they don't have the expertise to deal with these problems. Call Imperial Claims Consultants and receive the best possible advice and support
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