Davies Lavery in double partner swoop

Insurance specialist Davies Lavery has hired two insurance partners, including Halliwells London head of insurance, reinsurance and professional indemnity John Groome.

Groome acts for profes-sional indemnity insurers as well as general insurance companies, Lloyd’s of London syndicates, brokers and underwriting agencies.

Also joining Davies Lavery is Browne Jacobson professional indemnity associate Samantha Hanson, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office.

Hanson advises on all classes of professional indemnity claims, in particular for solicitors, accountants, surveyors and financial intermediaries. She also provides training on risk management and claims avoidance.

Davies Lavery senior partner Trevor Davies said: “These appointments underpin our strategy of building on our key specialisms to strengthen our position as an insurance firm.”[They are] a great opportunity for us to build on our growing reputation in the London insurance market and to attract new business.”