Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce that Philip Atkin has been promoted to partner in the practice's leading insurance team. Phil is a highly experienced in defending claims against professionals with a particular focus on the construction and legal industries.
Managing Partner Nick Crennan said the promotion was well-deserved, and part of the insurance group's strategic focus on continued growth of its professional indemnity practice.
"Phil has been an asset to Colin Biggers & Paisley since he joined in 2018. It is a pleasure and honour to have him join the ranks of partner," Mr Crennan said.
Co-Head of Insurance, Cathryn Prowse added: "Phil is a unicorn lawyer: not only is he technically first-rate but he is well liked and respected by peers, colleagues and clients alike. With professional indemnity claims and coverage core to our practice, his promotion furthers the depth of our leading national insurance practice.
"Phil's focus and expertise aligns with two key areas that Colin Biggers & Paisley has a long standing track record in being construction risk and defending solicitors negligence claims. Phil's appointment will contribute to the practice's legacy in these areas which has been built over many decades and we will no doubt see the group continue to move from strength to strength."
Mr Crennan said that this promotion, as well as that of Katherine Jones in the Digital Governance and Disputes and Investigations team, are further examples of Colin Biggers & Paisley's commitment to bringing talented senior lawyers into the partnership who align strategically and culturally, and help the practice continue to meet the needs of its sophisticated client base.
"We have a history of strong and enduring leadership, client service and innovation. I have no doubt Phil will bring with him a fresh way of operating and provide a new generation of lawyers mentorship and support under his guidance," he said.
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