Dibbs' London insurance head quits for Elbornes

The head of Dibb Lupton Alsop's London insurance office has left the firm.

Alan Fisher, who has been with Dibbs for three years and was formerly with Davies Arnold Cooper, will join City firm Elborne Mitchell as a partner.

Andrew Pincott, senior partner at Elborne Mitchell, says the firm is welcoming Fisher for his specialist expertise: “Alan is quite well known for doing major work with a scientific slant. He was retained on the Heathrow tunnel case, for example.

“He will become an engineering risk partner. Before he qualified as a lawyer he worked as an engineer.”

Nigel Knowles, managing partner of Dibbs, says: “Alan has left the firm because he feels he is more suited to working with a smaller organisation. If partners do not identify with our vision and the ambitions of the firm, it is better they leave and position themselves where they feel more comfortable.”

Fisher is the latest of around 20 partners who have left the firm in six months. He unable to comment because of a secrecy contract.

Last week The Lawyer revealed that Dibbs head of insolvency in Manchester, Peter Manning, had resigned.

Manning left to join Simmons & Simmons. However, some of Dibbs biggest losses have been in insurance.

Two weeks ago, Dibbs' head of reinsurance, Susan Dingwall left to join Norton Rose.

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