Field Seymour Parkes hires Dentons partner

Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. Although Field Seymour already has a commercial litigation capability, this is the first
time it has been able to offer ins…


Reading firm Field Seymour Parkes has broken into the insurance and reinsurance market with the hire of Denton Wilde Sapte partner James Pilgrim Morris.

Pilgrim-Morris is an insurance litigator, with particular expertise in Lloyd’s work, reinsurance and product liability disputes. Although Field Seymour already has a commercial litigation capability, this is the first
time it has been able to offer insurance litigation advice.

“Because of his expertise, there’s no reason why we shouldn¹t be able to break into this market,” said managing partner Philip Seymour. “And he also all round commercial litigation expertise.”

Pilgrim Morris, who joins Field Seymour on 1 December, is understood to have left Denton Wilde Sapte because he no longer wished to work in the City.

At the same time the firm has also taken on property partner Rachel Booth from Reading rival Pittmans.

Booth takes the number of property partners at Field Seymour to four, and is a boost for the firm because her clients include a number of developers and banks.