Beale & Co announces new leadership team and Partner and Associate promotions

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

Beale & Co has elected its first female Senior Partner, Sheena Sood. Sheena takes up the position as of 1 October 2018 working alongside current Senior Partner Antony Smith who takes on the role of Chairman, continuing to work for clients in the insurance and construction sectors in the UK and internationally and providing strategic direction for the firm as it continues with its current growth path.

The firm also announces the appointment of its first Chief Executive Officer, Antony Marsh. Antony joins the firm from DWF where he headed up the Professional Indemnity & Commercial Insurance practice group. Prior to this, Antony was the Senior and Managing Partner at Fishburns which he led to become one of the leading independent professional indemnity law firms.

The leadership team also includes current Chief Operating Officer Andy Jones who has been with the firm for over 15 years.

Sheena, whose practice focusses on construction disputes and health and safety, said “Having begun my career as a trainee at Beale & Co I have seen the firm grow exponentially in that time, with offices opening in Bristol, Dublin and Dubai and a reputation for providing quality advice and representation in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and elsewhere across the globe. I look forward to continuing to work alongside colleagues and clients as the firm puts in place the building blocks of its evolution and we cement our place as a specialist law firm for the construction and insurance sectors”.

Commenting on Antony Marsh’s appointment Sheena said “We are delighted that Antony is joining us at a very exciting time for the firm. Antony brings a huge amount of experience of managing law firms. His management and leadership experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop our practice in the insurance, construction and arbitration sectors”.

Other promotions at the firm include Joanna Lewis (London) and David McArdle (Bristol) who have both been promoted to Partner. Both trained with the firm and add to its strength in professional indemnity and health and safety.

New Associate promotions include Andrew Jones, Nadir Hasan and Nicholas Smith in London, Wilhelm Matthee in Bristol and Sadaff Habib in Dubai.

Antony Smith, Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to be able to announce these new promotions. All have made a significant contribution to the firm and our clients and the fact that our new Senior Partner, both new Partners and many of our new Associates trained with the firm demonstrates our commitment to developing the talent within our business alongside taking opportunities to add to our business through lateral recruitment. I wish them all every success in their new roles which will play a key role in supporting Beale & Co’s future growth.


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