Keith Lonsdale and Michael Salau have been appointed partners in Beale & Co’s construction insurance team, as part of the firm’s plans to further grow its professional indemnity and construction practices.
Keith and Michael leave roles at BLM where they were head of the Lloyds and London Market sector and Construction and Environmental sector respectively.
Keith and Michael further strengthen the Beale & Co’s expertise and profile as a Band 1 firm in Chambers UK for Professional Negligence ‘Technology and Construction’, with individual rankings in Chambers and Legal 500 for construction and professional negligence.
Senior partner Sheena Sood said: ’Keith and Michael are highly-respected lawyers who have a great profile in the construction and insurance markets and we are delighted that they have chosen to join the firm. We now have one of the largest professional indemnity and construction law teams, with specialist lawyers handling all manner of claims and disputes all over the world including in the UK, Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, further strengthening our position as a specialist in the market.’
Keith and Michael commented ’We are delighted to be joining such an outstanding firm at this incredibly exciting time in its development and look forward to adding to its already market leading position.’
Keith and Michael’s arrival follows the appointment of Beale & Co’s first Chief Executive Officer Antony Marsh on 1 October 2018. Antony joined the firm from DWF where he headed up the Professional Indemnity & Commercial Insurance practice group and also sat on the Strategic and Executive boards. Prior to its merger with DWF in 2013, Antony was the Senior and Managing Partner at Fishburns.