David Hertzell, the former Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law has joined leading risk and insurance law business, BLM, as a consultant. David’s term at the Law Commission came to an end in December 2014.
David has been the leading force on the implementation of commercial insurance contract reform. He will work with BLM partners to inform, educate and prepare the firm’s customers in advance of the implementation of the Insurance Act, which is expected to receive Parliamentary approval in spring 2015.
David is currently the President of the British Insurance Law Association; Chair of the CII Professional Standards Board; a member of the Airmic board; and he sat on the audit and risk committee of the Judicial Appointments Committee.
BLM senior partner, Mike Brown, said: “As expected, our customers are eager to engage with David to discuss their understanding of the Insurance Bill. We are thrilled that David will be working exclusively with BLM and that we can add an extra string to our bow when it comes to strengthening our position at the forefront of major developments in insurance law. We are also positive that David’s appointment will assist us and our customers to lobby for future developments in other areas of the law.”
Commenting on his appointment, David said: “BLM is ahead of the competition when it comes to profile in the marketplace and the team has led the way in helping to shape the Insurance Bill. Indeed, BLM was the only law firm to provide written evidence to the Lords Committee. I am looking forward to working with BLM and its customers to ensure everyone is ready for the enactment of the Bill this year.”
David’s appointment at BLM comes hot on the heels of the firm’s combination with Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors, which took place in December 2014, giving the firm broader coverage and complete reach across the UK and Ireland.