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Brown re-elected to lead BLM for three years

BLM, the risk and insurance law business, has re-elected Mike Brown as its senior partner for a further three years, with effect from February.

Mr Brown was first appointed senior partner in 2012 and is responsible for the leadership, promotion and development of the firm. He is also chair of its executive and partnership boards, a deputy district judge in the Northern circuit, and a member of the Law Societies of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

He joined AW Mawer & Co in 1987 and last year led the firm through two combinations. Berrymans Lace Mawer combined with HBM Sayers on 1 May to become BLM, and on 1 December the firm combined with Northern Ireland based Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors, giving the firm complete reach throughout the UK and Ireland.

His re-election comes a month after former Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, David Hertzell joined the firm as a consultant.

Mr Hertzell has been the leading force on the implementation of commercial insurance contract reform and is working with BLM partners to inform, educate and prepare the firm’s customers in advance of the implementation of the Insurance Act, which is expected to receive Parliamentary approval in spring 2015.

BLM has a turnover of over £100million and advises insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates, MGAs, brokers, corporate policyholders, professional indemnifiers and other market organisations.

It has more than 200 partners and 1,500 staff who work from 14 offices across the UK and Ireland in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff,  Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Londonderry, Manchester and Southampton. BLM advises 12 of the top 15 insurance companies.

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