BLM celebrates talent with bumper promotion round

Leading insurance risk and commercial law specialist, BLM has marked the beginning of its new financial year with the promotion of 21 associates to partner. The promotions span six of the firm’s seven business streams with six promotions in Claims Solutions, five in Large Loss & Technical, three in Speciality & Financial Lines, three in Commercial Advisory & Private Wealth, one in Scotland and three in Ireland. The firm has also promoted 35 solicitors to associates across all seven business streams.

Matthew Harrington, BLM senior partner, commented: “I am proud that we have promoted so many colleagues this year. This is the second round of promotions in my term as senior partner and I’ve been blown away by the talent pool at our firm. Succession planning is key to our future and it’s important we give our people the opportunity to develop their careers. One of my priorities is to make sure we have strong teams in place to support all of our clients. Led by the client relationship partners, those teams will include more junior partners and associates who I know have a great deal of commercial acumen, new ideas and creativity to bring to the role.

“We have had a really positive start to 2019, securing work from new and existing clients and we are already building on some of the good news from last year. These newly promoted partners and associates are important to our continued success right across the firm, in all of our business streams.”

Congratulations to the following colleagues.


Alexandra Payne

Alison Noonan

Andrew Knight

Carole Eaton

Clare Durkin

Daniel West

Garrett Cormican

Gemma Parker

Jen Forster

Jennifer Bebbington

Jodi Hargreaves

Kat Lees

Kirsty Yuill

Laura D’Arcy

Laura Topping

Lucy Coleman

Maria Kidd

Mark Hanson

Olivia Treston

Richard Gould

Sinead Connolly




Alex Brigden

Amy Law

Andrew Guirguis – Associate – Professional Support Lawyer

Bernadette Raleigh

Charles Clements

Clifford Healy

Collette McCauley

Claire Pritchard

Daniella D'Agostino

David Thompson

Edward Radford – Senior Claims Advisor

Elizabeth Harvey

Emma Draper

Francis Gaughan

Helen Northwood – Associate – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Kate Nash – Associate – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Kathryn Gavin

Kirsteen Picken

Malaika Jawed – Associate – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Matthew Atkinson

Matthew Raines – Associate – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Phil Sturley

Rachel Barnes

Rebecca Blundell

Rebecca Collins

Rhys Phillips

Sally Simpkins

Sian Langer

Sian Owen-Atkins

Steve Lawrence – Associate – Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx)

Sarah-Jane Owen

Stavry Onissiphorou

Steven Keenan

Stuart Smith

Taj Hayer – Senior Claims Advisor


Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.