Nick Rouse promoted after nine years service.

Specialist defendant insurance law firm Davies Lavery has pormoted Nick Rouse to Partner, working within the Insurance, Reinsurance and Property Insurance teams.

Rouse, who joined the firm in 1999 working closely with partners Trevor Davies and Philip West in the London office, has 15 years experience in the sector.

He specialises in handling large-scale insurance disputes, including most recently working with Counsel to secure success for insurers in the landmark decision against Tesco on public liability cover arising out of the Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse.

Commenting on the appointment Philip West said: “Nick is a longstanding and integral member of our London team. His promotion to partner is a reflection of his commitment to the firm and its clients and recognition of his technical expertise and his reputation in the industry. We are delighted to welcome Nick into the partnership and know that his contribution will be evident in the firm’s future.”