Hextalls raids Beachcrofts for new professional indemnity head

Hextalls is continuing its attack on the London market, with the hire of Beachcroft Wansbrough’s insurance litigation partner Dominic Dennis-Browne to head the firm’s professional indemnity department.

Dennis-Browne specialises in defending claims against a number of professions including solicitors, with particular expertise in claims involving dishonesty.

The role of head of professional indemnity has been newly created and marks a further push on this type of work. The team had previously sat within the insurance department.

The hire comes just two weeks after the firm took on Druces & Atlee partner Stephen Kingsley to head commercial property. The firm has not previously had a property head in London, with partner John Castle running the department out of Sussex.