Weightmans welcomes insurance specialists in London

National law firm Weightmans has continued its recruitment drive with the hire of insurance specialist Simon Durkin.

National law firm Weightmans has continued its recruitment drive with the hire of insurance specialist Simon Durkin.

Listed as a 'brilliant' key individual in the Legal 500, Simon worked at Fishburns, now DWF, for five years, where he was a Partner in the Global Casualty and Property team prior to joining Weightmans.
 
For over 16 years, Simon has specialised in policy coverage and related disputes, acting exclusively for insurers. He has considerable experience in a wide range of property and casualty work, which includes property damage losses, Contractors’ All Risks insurance, product liability and recall claims spanning the technology, medical and food/drink sectors, public liability claims involving SMEs, large multinationals, local authorities and educational establishments and a wide range of claims under D&O policies. 
 Simon Durkin
Simon also has extensive non-contentious insurance experience – recently, he was retained by a major London Market insurer to create a suite of modular insurance products covering first party property and business interruption, healthcare, cyber, professional liability, contractors all risks and management liability.
 
On joining Weightmans, Simon said:
 
“Weightmans is one of the leading UK law firms for advising on insurance matters. The firm is results driven and has a real focus on the client, and I am pleased to have joined a firm with an ethos and culture that I share and regard so highly.”
 
The news comes in a busy month for Weightmans, as Simon is joined by Litigation Partners Chris Doran and Robert Whitehead, both of whom have extensive insurance experience within their respective fields.
 
Partner and Head of Insurance Kieran Jones added:
 
“These are exciting times for our firm and we are experiencing strong growth across our business, including a great spike in new hires. Simon is a fantastic asset to our insurance team, bringing a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts to our offering and I am delighted to welcome him on board.”

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