Beale & Co further strengthens its London professional indemnity team with hire of two Partners and two Associates

Monday, 13th May 2019

Beale & Co has added significant strength to its professional indemnity practice with the hire of Partners Peter Sewell and Eileen Pathiraja.

Highly recommended in the legal directories, they have significant experience dealing with claims against professionals, in particular in the construction sector, and are highly regarded within the insurance sector with a very high profile in the London market.

Peter and Eileen join the firm from DWF, where Peter was Head of the Professional Indemnity team. Whilst personally acting primarily in the construction professional indemnity field, both domestically and internationally on a wide range of construction projects, Peter is well known across the insurance sector by insurers covering professional and other risks. Similarly, Eileen has led the defence of various high value complex construction claims both in the UK and internationally with a strong background in London market insurance.

Senior Associate Tim Sheldon and Associate Toby Osborne have also joined the firm from DWF.

Sheena Sood, Senior Partner, comments, “We are delighted to welcome Peter, Eileen, Tim and Toby to the team, during what is an exciting time for Beale & Co. The recruitment of lawyers of their calibre and experience is a sign of our commitment to grow our specialist firm in all practice areas and across each of our offices in the UK, Ireland and in Dubai.

Peter Sewell says: “I am delighted to be joining a first class team of specialist lawyers adding strength and depth to a firm with an already leading reputation in the construction and insurance sectors. My experience and market knowledge will complement Beale & Co’s existing client offering and I look forward to working with the team”.

Eileen Pathiraja says: “I am excited to be joining Beale & Co. Their specialist approach offers a wealth of opportunities for construction and insurance clients across the UK and internationally”.

Peter and Eileen’s arrival means four new Partners have joined the firm in the last 6 months. In December 2018 Professional Indemnity Partners, Keith Lonsdale and Michael Salau, joined from BLM, meaning the firm now boasts over 40 lawyers in its UK professional indemnity team.

For further information please contact:

Katie Garrett, Business Development Manager


T: 020 7469 0470