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I am a partner in Fox Williams' financial services team and a member of the Fox Williams insurance group.

Pollyanna has been seriously ill since December 2021 and, while she is on the road to recovery, this is going to take much longer than hoped.

She is currently unable to work due to ongoing issues with her eyesight. As a result, and in view of the lengthy period she has been and will likely be out of action, Pollyanna will not be able to return to work for some time. If her health does not sufficiently improve, Pollyanna believes she is unlikely to return to the partnership.

Following such a distinguished, successful career, this is incredibly sad news for both Pollyanna and her colleagues at Fox Williams.

Please contact Chris Finney for insurance and non-contentious financial services enquiries.


To contact Pollyanna or for more information…

Call: +44 (0)20 7614 2671
Email: pdeane@foxwilliams.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7738 252 400

My legal expertise

  • Advice on prudential regulation, including the tiering and categorisation of regulatory capital items, and whether particular reinsurance contracts qualify as risk mitigation techniques for regulatory capital purposes
  • Appointing (and terminating the appointment of) Appointed Representatives / multi-principal agreements
  • Coverage, and coverage disputes
  • Insurance and reinsurance policy wordings, IPIDs and related documents
  • Insurance business transfers (Part VII Transfers), schemes of arrangement, attributions and reattributions of inherited estates, and other reorganisations
  • M&A (Part XII acquisition of control)
  • New product development
  • Regulation of general insurers, life assurers, mutuals, brokers and InsurTechs (Solvency II and the IDD)
  • Terms of business, binder and distribution agreements
  • The Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR)


  • Advised two of the five winners of the top five UK InsurTechs 2020 (as referred to in a report issued by SØNR in association with Insurance Post), including Cuvva and Laka.



To contact Pollyanna or for more information…

Call: +44 (0)20 7614 2671
Email: pdeane@foxwilliams.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7738 252 400

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