Policy development

Our policy development team connects our firm and our customers with government and policy makers at the highest levels, providing early briefings on government thinking, proposals for draft legislation and conveying views back to decision-makers. When insurance-related issues have a direct impact on our customers, we put our lobbying expertise to good use in protecting their interests.

We play an active role, gathering and sharing intelligence with customers and colleagues to develop policy and the law. But we do more than provide updates on legislative or legal developments, we provide practical, expert opinion to help our customers respond to government consultations and contribute to policy discussions on major reforms and challenges.

We actively support the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and take part in a variety of initiatives with the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Our policy development team is headed up by Alistair Kinley, formerly of the ABI. Noted for his work leading to the predictable costs and fixed success fee schemes, Alistair brings more than 15 years’ experience in policy formulation. Alistair is a prominent member of the Civil Justice Council, and President of the Bodily Injury Claims Management Association. He prepares submissions to government officials and ministers, has co-ordinated test litigation, devised market-wide claims protocols, and has run various cross-industry working groups.

Who to contact


Alistair Kinley

Alistair Kinley

Director of Policy & Government Affairs,
London



Testimonials


Pre-eminent defendant-side personal injury practice routinely sought out for representation by leading insurers

Chambers and Partners 2017

BLM’s ‘very strong’ group acts for insurers and local authorities, as well as for clients in the travel and retail sectors

Legal 500 2016

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Policy development Team

Leanne Conisbee

Leanne Conisbee

Partner,
London


Claire Dinoff

Claire Dinoff

Partner,
Manchester


Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis

Partner and head of office,
Liverpool


Nick Gibbons

Nick Gibbons

Partner,
London


Alistair Kinley

Alistair Kinley

Director of Policy & Government Affairs,
London


Henry Kirkup

Henry Kirkup

Partner and head of office,
Leeds


Keith Lonsdale

Keith Lonsdale

Partner,
London


Jennette Newman

Jennette Newman

Partner and head of office,
London


Michelle Penn

Michelle Penn

Partner,
London


Terry Renouf

Terry Renouf

Consultant,
London


Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Partner,
London