LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Sedgwick LLP, which has one of the largest worldwide insurance law practices, announces the addition of Karen Morrish as partner in its London office. Previously with the London office of UK firm Bond Pearce, Morrish represents professional service firms and liability insurers in commercial disputes.
"Karen is recognised as a leader in the field of professional negligence and the defense of such claims against members of professional service firms. She consistently provides tailored advice to her clients and has become a trusted adviser to firms and insurance industry leaders," said Edward Smerdon, managing partner of Sedgwick's London office.
Morrish defends claims against lawyers, accountants, IFAs and brokers, as well as members of the IT and architecture/engineering/construction industries. She also has extensive experience and knowledge of the insurance industry, having represented a large number of insurers in matters ranging from training and policy coverage to litigation. In addition, Morrish advises on procurement disputes and has successfully defended claims through trial. She also has significant mediation experience.
Top international directories have recognized Morrish for the work done in her field of professional indemnity. In 2012, she was named a leading lawyer in professional negligence by Chambers and Partners and recommended by Legal 500 for her work with the insurance industry.
"Our recruitment of Karen underscores Sedgwick's commitment to the international insurance and litigation business and to the UK market. She is a welcome addition to an existing strong team in London," said Michael Tanenbaum, Sedgwick's Chair.
Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world's leading companies. The firm's insurance-related practice groups comprise one of largest international insurance industry teams of trial lawyers and policy advisors dedicated to the institutional needs and success of insurance carriers. With more than 370 lawyers in offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orange County (California), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in Bermuda, Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. For more information about Sedgwick, its lawyers and services, visit www.sedgwicklaw.com.