Bennett joined Fishburns last week along with four assistants. He focuses on professional indemnity work, particularly in the barrister, solicitor and patent agent field.
Fishburns senior partner Anthony Marsh said: “It gives us the opportunity to go into areas where we’re less strong. It’s a new field and different clients.”
Bennett becomes Fishburns’ 11th partner. The firm demerged from Morgan Cole in November 2002, and last year turned over nearly £7m. Marsh said he expected the latest hires to add 15 per cent to the firm’s income.