29 September 2014 Insurance

Insurance law firm BLM merges with CFS

Insurance law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) is to combine with risk and insurance law firm Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors (CFS), which has offices in Belfast, Londonderry and a presence in Dublin.

The new combination will welcome an additional 21 legal experts to the business which includes eight partners. The combination will complete on 30 November.

Mike Brown, senior partner at BLM, said: “This combination completes our physical presence across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It allows us to further develop our business in accordance with our customers’ needs. Both firms have their roots firmly embedded in risk and insurance litigation.

“We share a clear focus and ambition to remain as a specialist and leader within the risk and insurance sector. Our new colleagues have a great deal to offer BLM both commercially and technically, and will enable us to confidently build upon what we have already achieved in Ireland and throughout the UK.”

Cormac Fitzpatrick, CFS’s senior partner, said: “The combination with BLM is an extremely positive move for us.  This was a no money transaction and was a voluntary decision, a decision we wanted to do rather than one we needed to do. We share the same aspirations and already work with many of the same customers.

“We share the same vision, style and approach to our business.  It was a very easy decision to make to combine with BLM. Our customers want a firm that provides more than just legal services and can provide it in a range of global markets. They want a firm that is embedded into the wider risk and insurance world and now we can certainly provide that. The future is very exciting for us and we are thrilled to be a part of BLM.”

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