Shakespeare Martineau’s London office has boosted its credentials in the capital with the hire of a specialist defendant and personal injury insurance litigation partner.

Narrinder Taggar joins the firm following an 18-year stint at Blake Morgan, where she worked her way up from paralegal within their insurance department.

On joining Shakespeare Martineau, Narrinder will be using her wide-ranging experience to help existing clients, both large corporates and insurers, to reduce risk and resolve disputes. Another of her key objectives will be to raise the profile of the practice with a view to generating new work within the London insurance market.

In the course of her career to date, Narrinder has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in a broad range of areas, including stress and harassment claims against employers, RTAs and disease work, as well as possessing extensive expertise in holistic insurance solutions for businesses.

Narrinder Taggar, insurance litigation partner at Shakespeare Martineau, commented: ’Shakespeare Martineau has an excellent reputation, both in the area of insurance litigation and across the legal marketplace as a whole. I’m over the moon that the firm and existing team is supporting me to build on the top-class work already happening in the city’s insurance market.

’With large corporates facing a raft of upcoming changes to legislation such as discount rate alterations, there is much work to be done to safeguard their profits and protect insurance premiums. Ensuring clients are one step ahead of changes and have the available support to navigate them through such a fluid landscape will be vital to their success.’

Craig Wallace, head of insurance at Shakespeare Martineau, added: ’Narrinder’s impressive breadth of experience within the field of insurance litigation makes her hugely valuable to the London office. With an evident passion for her work and willingness to always go the extra mile for clients, I’m certain that she is the right person to take our insurance litigation team from strength to strength.’