Lockton International general counsel Charlotte Taggart has left the broker for private practice, becoming a corporate insurance partner at RPC.
Taggart will join the firm’s corporate insurance practice on 1 January following four years in-house with Lockton, which she joined from RSA in January 2009. In 2010 she oversaw the company’s conversion to an LLP leading to her being nominated for In-house Lawyer of the Year for The Lawyer Awards 2011 (23 May 2011).
RPC was a regular advisor to the broker with employment head Cath Thorpe leading the team. Taggart’s successor is yet to be appointed.
RPC managing partner Jonathan Watmough said of the appointment: “Charley has lived and breathed insurance all of her career, both in private practice and during her time in-house at Lockton, RSA and National Australia Bank.
“Her knowledge of the business of insurance is second to none, and will allow us to offer our insurance sector clients the complete legal package that we know they are after.
“Also, Charley’s experience of working in Hong Kong and Singapore will be invaluable to the clients we support from our offices there, and for the continued development of our wider corporate insurance practice across Asia.”
Taggart added: “I’ve worked with a number of RPC partners over the years, and like their no-nonsense commercial way of doing business; the culture is customer driven, which allows me to put my Lockton training into practice.”
Lockton executive chairman Neil Nimmo said Taggart was a “highly engaged, energetic general counsel with a broad range of skills and strong commercial acumen”.