Clyde & Co expands casualty insurance group with partner hire

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Clyde & Co has appointed Estelle Machell as a partner in its casualty insurance team.

Machell joins from Keoghs and specialises in large loss catastrophic injury and major bodily injury cases.

Her experience includes work with insurer clients on all aspects of motor claims, employers’ liability, public liability and agricultural claims, in addition to advising on indemnity issues.

Machell is re-joining Clyde & Co, having left in 2013 following nine years at the firm.

She will form part of Clyde & Co’s Manchester-based personal injury defendant team, working on catastrophic injury and major bodily injury matters.

Chris Murray, partner at Clyde & Co, said: “Estelle is widely recognised as a market leader in the defendant personal injury space, having developed a strong profile and thriving practice in recent years.”

“She brings experience of handling a complex caseload and expertise in claims of utmost severity, which will further strengthen the casualty group’s capabilities in this space. We are delighted to welcome her back to the team.”

Machell said: “I am really pleased to be coming back to Clyde & Co and its highly regarded personal injury defendant practice. The team’s international offering and breadth of services provide an opportunity to service insurer and customer clients alike with a full spectrum of legal services. I look forward to hitting the ground running and contributing to the team’s growth and success in the coming years.”

Clyde & Co’s UK casualty practice is one of the largest in the UK with more than 40 partners across 10 offices.

The group provides a full range of casualty expertise, from volume claims through to complex liability cases, to Clyde & Co’s insurer clients.

The personal injury team is experienced in handling the full gamut of personal injury claims, ranging from large scale and complex multi-track catastrophic injury to small and fast-track liability.

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