Browne Jacobson appoints new head of Manchester professional indemnity team

Browne Jacobson’s Financial & Professional Risks Group has appointed Jason Nash, one of the country’s leading professional negligence lawyers, to head up its new professional indemnity (PI) practice in Manchester.

17 May 2022

Browne Jacobson’s Financial & Professional Risks Group has appointed Jason Nash, one of the country’s leading professional negligence lawyers, to head up its new professional indemnity (PI) practice in Manchester.

Ranked as a leading expert by both legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500, Jason has over 30 years’ of experience in defending claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors, and construction professionals on behalf of many of the UK’s largest insurers and policyholders. He joins from UK law firm BLM where he was the founder and head of its professional indemnity Manchester team.

The appointment follows a period of significant and sustained growth for the firm’s Financial and Professional Risks Group which has grown by more than 60% per cent since 2018. Jason’s arrival also follows a spate of high profile appointments made by the firm’s Manchester office as it expands its operations following a period of sustained growth which has seen the office grow by 74 per cent since 2018. Key strategic appointments recently have included Graham Ball as the new head of its banking and finance team in Manchester, specialist commercial contracts and IP partner, Cat Driscoll and Ragene Raithatha as a legal director in its construction team.

Jonathan Newbold, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Browne Jacobson, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Jason as the head of our new professional indemnity practice in Manchester.

“To bring on board someone of Jason’s calibre, credentials and market reputation adds even more strength in depth for our clients’ benefit.

“His appointment enables us to offer a truly national professional indemnity practice with exceptional, highly experienced lawyers based in every one of our five UK offices.”

Jason Nash, added:

“I’m really excited to be heading up Browne Jacobson’s new team in Manchester. The firm’s professional indemnity practice has an excellent reputation in the market for the depth of its expertise and innovative approach in delivering exceptional client service.

“The firm has ambitious plans to be one of the go to PI practices in the North West so it’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining Browne Jacobson.”

Browne Jacobson’s professional indemnity team has extensive experience in handling high value complex professional liability claims, policy coverage and indemnity disputes, claims handling, policy drafting, risk management advice and auditing, fraud and dishonesty investigations, and professional disciplinary enquiries. Its clients include both major professional indemnity insurers as well as policy holders, such as solicitors, accountants, financial services professionals and construction professionals as well as management consultants, recruitment agencies, health and safety professionals and agronomists.

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