Clyde & Co expands product liability team

Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Peter Barnes and Charlotte Kelly as partners in its global insurance practice. The two join from DWF, together with 17 team members.

Peter Barnes is a dual-qualified solicitor and barrister, routinely advising in respect of coverage under primary and excess/umbrella liability and reinsurance policies. Peter specialises in high severity events in the UK and internationally under public, product and pollution liability re/insurance covers.

His practice has a strong focus on product liability and his clients are based in the London Market, Japan, the US and Europe.

Charlotte Kelly is an insurance and reinsurance specialist with substantial experience advising the London Market and international insurers and reinsurers on complex coverage and re/insurance disputes.

She also defends claims with a focus on product liability in the spheres of property, manufacturing, life sciences, energy, retail, motor and aviation.

Neil Beresford, partner at Clyde & Co said: “Peter’s and Charlotte’s specialism in Japanese risks, and their focus on Japanese manufacturing and other specialty areas, further expands our product liability offering, which is already unique in its global reach and sector coverage. We look forward to welcoming them and their team to the firm.”

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