Damian Cleary and Gavin Coull both join from Foran Glennon

Insurance law firm BLM has appointed two new partners to target Lloyd’s growth.

Damian Cleary joins as head of London market, and Gavin Coull as head of reinsurance. 

Both Cleary and Coull join from the London office of US based law firm, Foran Glennon, with effect from today.

Cleary will drive an increased focus on the Lloyds and London market insurers.

He has over 20 years’ legal experience in the Lloyd’s and London (re)insurance markets specialising in business interruption, accident and health, property, onshore energy and engineering and D&O.

Cleary said: “BLM has a solid reputation with London’s insurers, reinsurers and brokers.

“I want BLM to be seen increasingly as part of the fabric of EC3 and its connections both locally and globally.

“Gavin and I are looking forward to continuing the relationship we enjoy with our clients, together with the involvement of the experts within the BLM team to create opportunities for growth in the London Market.”

London experience

Coull also has extensive experience of litigation, arbitration and ADR in a number of markets, including London, Bermuda and the US.

Senior Partner Matthew Harrington said: “Bringing in two partners of Damian and Gavin’s pedigree is a sign of our ongoing commitment to enhance our offering to the London insurance market and the markets it serves globally. 

“By adding such strength and depth we will be able to deliver more across the spectrum, from niche London & Lloyd’s specialists to global carriers alike, and their international experience and connections will undoubtedly broaden our contacts, expertise and capability to the benefit of our existing and future client base.”