Marine four get on board at Berrymans

Insurance litigation specialist Berrymans is to take four marine partners from six-partner marine firm Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett, raising the number of partners at Berrymans to 32.

The four – senior partner Martin Sutton, Ken Thwaites, Roger Miles and Stuart Armstrong – together with five assistants, will join Berrymans' office from 2 December but, for tax purposes, Ingledews will continue as a separate firm until the end of June 1997.

The remaining Ingledew partners, Ben Dixon and Peter Brooks, will remain at Ingledews for the time being but could not say what they would be doing after next June.

Paul Taylor, senior partner at Berrymans, said that the new Ingledew team would help the firm cover a broader range of the insurance-related legal market.