Insurance and construction boutique Beale & Company has launched an office in Bristol, to be led by professional indemnity lawyer Paul Redfern. Beale managing partner Anthony Smith said: "This is an exciting development for Beale & Company and its clients. Our strategy has been to secure a regional base and to extend our expertise into complementary areas." Through its new opening, the London-based firm intends to extend its practice in the regions. The office was opened on 3 January and is staffed by three lawyers.