Simon Durkin, previously of Fishburns and DWF, joins national law firm, Weightmans

National law firm, Weightmans has recruited insurance specialist, Simon Durkin.

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For over 16 years, Durkin has specialised in policy coverage and related disputes, acting exclusively for insurers.

Durkin 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, Durkin commented:

“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.”

Simon is joined by litigation partners Chris Doran and Robert Whitehead, both of whom have insurance experience within their respective fields. They joined the company earlier this month.

Partner and head of insurance Kieran Jones added:

“These are exciting times for our firm and we are experiencing strong growth across our whole 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.”