Deacons partner joins Kendall Freeman

Kendall Freeman has made a rare lateral hire, taking Deacons partner Martin Lister for its international corporate insurance practice.

Lister joined Kendall Freeman last week (1 November) from Deacons’ Hong Kong office. He will be based in London, but is expecting to handle work for clients in Asia.

“I can support the Kendall Freeman client base in an area that they’re interested in but don’t know how to access and I can support my clients in Asia with a depth of resource,” said Lister.

Kendall Freeman managing partner Laurence Harris said: “It gives us an entry into a new market – it’s an exciting opportunity.”

Lister said his move from Deacons is entirely friendly, and that he will maintain close links with the firm.

His arrival expands Kendall Freeman’s corporate insurance capability to five partners.