RPC loses two senior partners from insurance practice

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has lost two members of its insurance practice, including reinsurance chief Simon Kilgour and partner Jason Bright.

Kilgour joined CMS this week (12 August) as a reinsurance partner and Bright took up his new post as an insurance partner in the dispute resolution practice at Simmons & Simmons on 1 August.

CMS managing partner Duncan Weston said dispute and arbitration specialist Kilgour would add to the firm’s big ticket capabilities. Insurance and reinsurance head Ed Foss added Kilgour’s “innovative work for domestic and overseas insurers and reinsurers on complex, high value disputes and market issues complements our already strong market offering”.

Meanwhile, Bright will continue to work for his existing clients in the insurance industry at Simmons & Simmons, as well as working with clients in the financial institutions and life sciences sectors.

RPC managing partner Jonathan Watmough said: “We’re very appreciative of both Simon and Jason’s contributions to the insurance practice at RPC over the years and wish them the best of luck with their moves.”

In January 2012 RPC launched in Bristol with 18 lawyers from CMS Cameron McKenna. Seven CMS insurance and reinsurance partners joined the firm including Joe Bryant, Simon Chandler, Will Sefton, Jeremy Barnes, Peter Mansfield and Rob Morris (3 January 2012).

RPC began to bolster its insurance practice internationally with the launch of its Singapore office in October 2011 (27 October 2011). It then launched a five-partner Hong Kong office in August 2012 (4 April 2012).