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Weightmans welcomes top hire to Yorkshire team

National law firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Partner Helen Brown to the Local Government team in Leeds.

National law firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Partner Helen Brown to the Local Government team in Leeds.

Helen has joined the firm from Langleys LLP, where she was Deputy Head of Insurance Law Division and Head of the Public Sector Unit.

Recommended in the Legal 500 as “very talented and professional” and recognised as standing out “for her ability to solidly assess the merits of the case”, Helen is a significant hire for Weightmans and brings a wealth of experience to the firm’s Leeds office.

Helen is an expert in claims involving stress, bullying and harassment in addition to specialising in a full range of abuse work. Throughout her career she has dealt with the full spectrum of employers’ and public liability claims for local authorities, insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and listed companies.

She has a keen interest in the latest legal reforms and was previously the chair of the public sector focus team for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and was subsequently appointed onto the FOIL national committee as Lobby Officer.

Working closely at a national and local level with ALARM, an organisation for risk professionals who work in public services, Helen regularly speaking at their forums and local conferences.

Peter Wake, Partner and Head of Local Government Litigation at Weightmans LLP said:

“We are delighted to welcome Helen to the firm. She is a fantastic addition to our expanding office in Leeds and will be integral to the continued growth of our local government and commercial insurance presence both in Yorkshire and nationwide.”

Helen added:

“Weightmans is an extremely strong brand in the insurance and public sectors, and I look forward to working with the team and clients to further boost our offering across the board.”

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