Centre for Justice, an adjudication service for business, government and the public, has established a barristers panel for its insurer service users.
The panel is made up of four insurance silks: 7 King’s Bench Walks’ Julia Dias QC and Adam Fenton QC, Devereux Chambers’ Colin Edelman QC and Hardwicke Chambers’ Paul Reed QC.
Anthony Hurndall, founder and director of Centre for Justice, said: “Our dealings with the insurance industry have revealed a need and desire for a very tailored approach and the new panel means we’re excellently prepared to meet the particular challenges faced by insurers.
“We plan to add other insurance panel members to this core team and are in discussions with other leading lights in insurance law and mediation.”
Centre for Justice is the latest entity to establish a barristers panel, a move that is becoming more common among local authorities as they look to cut legal spend.
In May five West Yorkshire councils unveiled plans to appoint a panel of barristers (19 May 2011).
The South-West Wales Legal Consortium appointed a panel of 26 chambers in July (19 July 2011).