Insurance risk and commercial law specialist BLM has promoted 21 associates to partner.

71% of the partner promotions are women, making it the firm’s record percentage of women promoted to partner in a single promotion round in at least ten years.

The promotions span six of the firm’s seven business streams with six promotions in Claims Solutions, five in Large Loss & Technical, three in Speciality & Financial Lines, three in Commercial Advisory & Private Wealth, one in Scotland and three in Ireland.

The newly appointed partners include:

  • Jen Forster
  • Jodi Hargreaves
  • Olivia Treston
  • Richard Gould
  • Lucy Coleman
  • Daniel West
  • Carol Eaton

(All pictured above)

The firm has also promoted 35 solicitors to associates across all seven business streams. 

Matthew Harrington, BLM senior partner, commented: 'I am proud that we have promoted so many colleagues this year. This is the second round of promotions in my term as senior partner and I’ve been blown away by the talent pool at our firm. Succession planning is key to our future and it’s important we give our people the opportunity to develop their careers. One of my priorities is to make sure we have strong teams in place to support all of our clients. Led by the client relationship partners, those teams will include more junior partners and associates who I know have a great deal of commercial acumen, new ideas and creativity to bring to the role.'