Beale & Co enhances professional indemnity team with new Partner hire

Friday, 2nd September 2022

Beale & Co are pleased to be further strengthening their professional indemnity team with the hire of Partner Jon Hyde, who was formerly at DWF.

Jon specialises in defending claims against solicitors, accountants, experts and IFAs, as well as regulatory and disciplinary matters. He also advises on pure coverage disputes and professional insurance minimum terms.

Jon, who has been ranked in the last few years’ Legal 500 for Professional Negligence and Professional Discipline, will work closely alongside the team in London and Bristol to build on the Firm’s growing professional indemnity practice for solicitors, accountants and IFAs. Jon joins after his starting date last year was postponed due to an unexpected cancer diagnosis, for which he is receiving treatment whilst he works.

Joe Bryant, Partner, said: “Jon’s experience makes him a natural fit for Beale & Co and a real asset in helping us grow our practice amongst these professional firms. We are delighted to welcome Jon to the team and look forward to working with him.”

Sheena Sood, Senior Partner, added: “This is an exciting appointment for the Firm as we continue to drive forward our plans as a top tier practice in legal and financial professional indemnity work across the UK and Ireland.”

Commenting on his arrival Jon said: “I am delighted to be joining a Firm of such calibre and am looking forward to working with and supporting the team as it continues to grow its expertise in this field.”

This appointment follows the recruitment of partner and professional indemnity lawyer Martin Jensen, and partner and D&O specialist Ross Baker, earlier this year.

Read more about Jon here.