Insurance

Clydes hires NEDs to bring the “voice of the client” into the boardroom

Clyde & Co has appointed two non-executive directors (NEDs) to its management board – the first time such a position has been created at the firm. Former Lloyd’s of London CEO Dame Inga Beale and former Grant Thornton US CEO Stephen Chipman will join Clydes’ board in the new year, as independent board members. Clydes […]

DAC Beachcroft snares five-partner insurance team from BLM

DAC Beachcroft has added further depth to its Scottish offering, picking up a five-partner team from insurance specialist BLM. The team, made up of insurance litigation partners Louise Gallagher, Gillian Rushbury, Rachel Rough, Iain Buchanan and Jamie Varney join DACB’s Glasgow office today. The departing team are all from ex-Scottish practice HBM Sayers, which merged […]

San Francisco

Clydes hit by further losses as eight US partners leave firm

Just days after a UK team of partners resigned from to form a boutique, another group of eight partners are set to leave Clyde & Co and set up their own venture in the US. The partners are to leave Clydes’ San Francisco office to set up a legal boutique called Atheria Law. Joan D’Ambrosio, […]

Ten firms win places on Aviva’s first panel review since 2013

FTSE 100 insurance giant Aviva has completed a review of its two largest legal panels, with ten firms making the grade. Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons and Slaughter and May have been reappointed to the Aviva Group panel, as well as RPC as a new addition. DLA Piper and Eversheds have […]

Norton Rose Fulbright to lose seven insurance lawyers to DACB

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s insurance team has been hit once again, as seven lawyers exit for DAC Beachcroft. The group will follow former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Liam O’Connell, who left the firm in May to head DACB’s global insurance practice. He will be joined by fellow partner Kirsty Hick, who litigates on behalf of insurance […]

Weathervane

Clydes debuts smart contract to insure against weather damage

Clyde & Co has engineered a new type of contract that allows insurers to fend off the consequences of disastrous weather events by using real-time data to inform policy covers. The concept falls under the technical name of ‘connected parametric insurance contract’, describing a contract that relies on external data sources to automate provisions of client […]

Dublin

Brexit forces Clydes’ hand into Dublin office opening

Clyde & Co has become the latest UK-headquartered law firm to launch in Dublin with the potential impact of Brexit cited as a key influence in its decision. The firm has said that its new Dublin site will allow its Irish law capabilities to continue “seamlessly” after the UK leaves the European Union, which is […]

America

RPC secures alliance with US insurance firm

RPC has struck its first formal alliance with a US firm, securing a non-exclusive arrangement with Chicago-based Hinshaw & Culbertson. The firm will work alongside its US counterpart on insurance matters, such as professional indemnity, and directors and officers liability insurance. This is the first time RPC has made an management like this to such […]

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

View our subscription options

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here