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DWF adds legacy insurance expert as partner

09 May 2024

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, has welcomed Jim Bryant as a new partner in its Insurance Services division

Jim joins DWF after 10 years at Weightmans where he worked as legacy sector lead. He has more than 20 years of expertise in delivering legal and commercial solutions to the insurance industry and UK and global corporates. 

With a particular interest and expertise in discontinued insurance business, Jim has advised run-off managers and acquirers of run-off books of business on all claims-related matters, both pre- and post-portfolio acquisition. As an integral part of Jim's day-to-day practice, he has also been instructed by the insurance market on a number of successful group actions.

Based out of DWF's Liverpool office, Jim will be working with the business' London Markets team and global locations.

Jim has taken part in panel discussions on legacy-related topics at the annual IRLA Congress, and regularly lectures to and chairs claims forums for the key players in the legacy market. 

Commenting on his appointment, Jim said: "I'm delighted to be joining DWF whose strength in the insurance sector comes from being recognised as a full service global legal business. While I'll continue to work closely with clients headquartered in the London legacy market, I'm also looking forward to supporting those clients from the global platform that DWF provides.

"As part of my commitment to ESG with DWF, I will also be given the opportunity to continue to mentor the younger generations and future leaders, both within the firm as well as the wider insurance and financial services markets." 

Senior Partner of Insurance Services at DWF, David Abbott, said: "I'm pleased to welcome Jim to our legacy insurance market team. With over two decades of experience in providing solutions to the insurance industry, Jim's expertise will undoubtedly further expand and strengthen our services. His focus on discontinued insurance business aligns with our commitment to building out our offering in this sector and continuing to deliver those tailored solutions for our clients."

Julie Simms, Partner and Office Managing Partner of DWF's Liverpool office said: "Jim is an excellent addition to our team here in Liverpool, and brings with him an outstanding track record in the legacy insurance market. His expertise will be a tremendous asset not only to our clients, but to our colleagues both in the UK and around the globe."

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