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Browne Jacobson partner appointed president of insurance body

21 April 2015

Mark Fowles, partner at law firm Browne Jacobson, has been appointed as the new President of the Insurance Institute of Exeter for 2015-16.

Mark succeeds Helen Jones, Senior Commercial Account Manager with Pavey Group in Exeter. Matthew Pyke, managing director of Lloyd and Whyte has been elected as Deputy President.

Mark is widely regarded as one of the leading personal injury defendant lawyers in the South-West, described by Legal 500 as an acknowledged expert and leading thinker in public sector insurance litigation. His team is nationally renowned for the handling of claims at all levels, specialising in employers, public and local authority liability as well as occupational stress, significant Occupiers Liability claims, education claims, and claims against social services, amongst others. His clients include, amongst others, the NHS Litigation Authority, Devon County Council, and Gallagher Bassett.

Following his appointment, Mark Fowles, said:

"Its a great honour to be taking up the reins from Helen. She has worked tirelessly during her presidency on promoting professional development amongst our 1500-strong regional membership.

"The theme for my presidency year will be to continue the sterling work Helen has started and build on it by promoting the benefits of CII membership, encouraging members across the region to promote and reward professional development with a particular emphasis on recognising and supporting the outstanding achievements of young people within the South West insurance and financial services sector and, as a professional body, continue to work hard to meet the needs of our members and the public they serve."

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