David Chadwick, Ingrid Hobbs, Tim McCaw, Andrew McGahey and Andrew Westlake brings the total number of partner hires this year to 33
Global law firm, Kennedys is further expanding its insurance practice with five appointments, all from Mayer Brown.
The arrival of David Chadwick, Ingrid Hobbs, Tim McCaw, Andrew McGahey and Andrew Westlake brings the total number of partner hires in 2017 to 33.
Chadwick was head of Mayer Brown’s London insurance and reinsurance group. His practice focuses on political risk and trade credit.
Hobbs is a specialist insurance litigator with experience of both coverage and defence of claims across a broad range of sectors including professional indemnity, product liability and recall insurance, and technology and cyber risks.
McCaw advises insurers on coverage aspects of high value property and casualty claims and cross border product liability/product recall claims, while McGahey has advised insurers on claims involving directors and officers, financial institutions and professionals.
Finally, Westlake specialises in advising political risk and trade credit insurers, advising on CEND (confiscation, expropriation, nationalisation and deprivation), contract frustration, political violence, trade disruption, structured trade credit and whole turnover trade credit.
All will be joining Kennedys’ London office in the new year, except McGahey, who will be relocating to Ireland to join the team in Dublin.
Nick Thomas, Senior Partner of Kennedys, says: “I am delighted that David, Ingrid, Tim, Andrew and Andrew are set to join Kennedys.
“Their appointments significantly complement our domestic and global insurance practice and London Market capabilities - which were augmented with recent hires in Bermuda, Chicago and New York - and also reinforce our appetite for attracting top talent.”