BLM announces new lawyer promotions

25 May 2016

BLM, the UK and Ireland’s leading insurance and risk law specialist, has today [26 May 2016] announced 12 partner promotions and 29 associate promotions.

The promotions are spread across all six of the firm’s business streams.

Mike Brown, senior partner at BLM, said: "The business world is changing and within it, the worlds of insurance and law are going through their most dynamic and disruptive period in decades. To thrive in these markets, whilst meeting the needs and expectations of our customers, we need to have a solid, agile team that can help us to create a sustainable business model for the future.

"This year’s promotions are an important way for us to reward the excellent talent we have at BLM and to recognise those who have made a difference to our business. Importantly, it is also about developing people with the right skills, in the right areas, as we collectively respond to the needs of our market. Our new partners and associates will of course play an instrumental role in helping us to shape the future BLM."


Partner promotions Business stream Location
Hannah Beddis Claims Solutions Leeds
Waseem Khadri Claims Solutions Leeds
Stephanie Castell Large Loss & Technical Southampton
Andrew Hetherington Large Loss & Technical Leeds
Christopher Kilner Large Loss & Technical Leeds
Gillian Rothwell Large Loss & Technical Manchester
Naomi McMaster Large Loss & Technical Manchester
Robert Davies Large Loss & Technical Birmingham
Philip Adamis Speciality & Financial Lines London
Judith Duffin Healthcare & Commercial London
Andrew Truby Healthcare & Commercial London
Iain Buchanan Scotland Glasgow

Associate Promotions

Business stream


Arvinder Sagoo Claims Solutions Birmingham
Victoria Jackson Claims Solutions Liverpool
Georgia Stephenson Smith Claims Solutions Cardiff
Christopher Neill Claims Solutions Cardiff
Edward Smethurst Claims Solutions Manchester
Stephen Favali Large Loss & Technical Bristol
Gemma Parker Large Loss & Technical Southampton
Alexandra Payne Large Loss & Technical Manchester
Charlotte Winser Large Loss & Technical Southampton
Emily Osborne Large Loss & Technical London
Claire Bernabe Large Loss & Technical London
Malcolm Keen Large Loss & Technical London
Polly Miller Large Loss & Technical London
Anne O'Kane Large Loss & Technical Liverpool
Oliver Phillips Speciality & Financial Lines Southampton
Tristan Riley Speciality & Financial Lines London
Lee Cooper Speciality & Financial Lines Manchester
John Lambert Speciality & Financial Lines Manchester
Paul Metham Speciality & Financial Lines Manchester
Anjum Saad Speciality & Financial Lines London
Judith Davison Healthcare & Commercial London
Adam Weston Healthcare & Commercial London
Catherine Melia Healthcare & Commercial Manchester
Claire Raftery Healthcare & Commercial Edinburgh
Victoria Anderson Scotland Glasgow
Kelly Brotherhood Scotland Glasgow
Zoe McDonnell Scotland Glasgow
Elizabeth Alexander Ireland Belfast
Rachel Keenan Ireland Belfast

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to customers of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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