He joins Browne Jacobson’s 22-strong professional indemnity legal team after 12 years at Kennedys. Prior to qualifying in 2002 Michael spent 12 years working for international insurance brokers including Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Hong Kong and Bowring, Marsh & McLennan in London.
Michael is a highly experienced defendant professional indemnity lawyer with substantial experience representing insurers in multi-million pound UK and overseas claims against a range of professionals including lawyers, accountants and surveyors.
Browne Jacobson acts for major professional indemnity and D&O insurers, Lloyd's syndicates, managing agencies, professional services firms and policyholders. Clients include Hiscox, the ARP, Bar Mutual, Allianz, HCC International, Markel, Tindall Riley, Travelers, Aviva and Chaucer.
Derek Bambury, Head of the Financial and Professional Risks Group at Browne Jacobson, commented:
“We are delighted that Michael will be joining us. He brings substantial experience to the table and with his excellent links in the London market we are confident he will play a major role in helping to carry on the growth of the firm’s London office and our financial and professional risks practice in particular.
“The firm’s professional negligence team has seen a substantial increase in instructions from its core client base. We have ambitious plans to expand the professional indemnity practice and this appointment reflects our ability to attract highly talented professional indemnity lawyers.”