BLM strengthens growing casualty team with new partner appointment

25 Sep 2019

Insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM has appointed new partner Khalid Mahmood to the team in Birmingham. He joins after ten years as a partner at Kennedys, where he was one of the founding members of the firm’s Birmingham office.

Khalid brings with him over 25 years’ experience advising on defendant employers’ liability, public liability and motor claims on behalf of major insurers and corporates. His specialisms include large loss, fatal accidents and complex claims including multi-party actions involving EL and PL claims in the construction, engineering and retail sectors. Khalid also has experience in dealing with prosecutions, inquests and Motor Insurers’ Bureau claims arising from road traffic collisions.

Matthew Harrington, senior partner at BLM, said: “Khalid brings with him a vast wealth of experience that will no doubt strengthen the growing offer of our Birmingham-based team. As our firm diversifies its service, it’s vital we have the best industry talent in place, and Khalid’s portfolio is highly impressive, with a number of major insurers citing his expertise. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

James Harvey, partner and head of the Birmingham office, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Khalid to the firm. His expertise complements the existing specialisms within the team and our clients have already expressed their delight in his decision to join BLM. With his appointment, we are confident in the growing strength of our team.”

Speaking on his experience so far, new partner Khalid Mahmood said: “Having spent some weeks getting to know the BLM team and their client base I’m very much looking forward to the journey ahead. It’s an exciting time at the firm, which is setting the standard in multiple insurance markets.

Khalid is a member of FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers), the Birmingham Law Society and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

He joins the firm following a string of recent high profile appointments, with Deirdre Burgess and Bilal Mirza recently joining from DWF, and Dileep Pisharody joining from Rosling King.

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