DLA Piper lands marine specialist

DLA Piper has moved to bolster its litigation and arbitration group’s shipping team, recruiting marine insurance specialist David McKie from niche insurance practice Elborne Mitchell. McKie, who starts today (5 March), coincides his arrival with the launch of DLA Piper’s Europe, Middle East and Africa shipping and offshore group to better target clients in the sector, with its geographical spread to cover all the main international maritime centres. London marine team head Mike Pollen said: “David’s recruitment is part of a continuing and concerted campaign to grow the firm’s marine capability both in the UK and overseas.”