London — Mayer Brown announced today the appointment of William (Will) Glassey as Head of Insurance in London.

Will, a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience as an insurance and professional liability litigator, joined Mayer Brown in 2000 and has been a partner at the firm since 2002. His practice is focused on defending negligence claims against solicitors, barristers, pensions actuaries and property professionals. He also represents professional individuals and advisers in regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

Sally Davies, Mayer Brown's London Senior Partner, said: "Insurance is a core offering within our Litigation department across the firm. In addition, we have a long history within the insurance sector in London, where we have an established market leading reputation for our contentious and corporate capabilities.

"Will has exceptional client and leadership skills and his appointment marks an exciting chapter as we progress our goals to develop the practice."

Will Glassey commented: "It is a privilege to be asked to take on this role for our London Insurance practice. I am very much looking forward to making the most of the opportunity."

Mayer Brown's Insurance practice in London represents insurers in a wide variety of coverage disputes and insurers and their policyholders in the defence of the full range of insured claims. The team’s market leading expertise spans many fields including professional liability, financial institutions, design and construction, directors and officers, products liability, casualty and warranty and indemnity as well as transactional and regulatory matters.

Will takes up his position with immediate effect.