Sushma MacGeoch, Head of Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) Insurance Disputes Team, has been nominated for Insurance Leader of The Year at the 2019 Women in Finance Awards.

The Women in Finance Awards is Europe’s largest diversity initiative, recognising high-achievers, advocates, and role models for women in the sector. Sushma was shortlisted on the back of her strong track record in leading the national Insurance Disputes Team and for attracting and managing high profile client relationships. The Women in Finance Awards will take place on 26 June in London.

Sushma commented:

"We have come a long way in the past couple of decades but there is still a lot to be done on the issues of gender equality and diversity in the workplace. The Women in Finance Awards are a great celebration of female talent and of businesses which successfully attract, retain and advance women in the finance and wider professional services sectors. I am honoured to have been nominated for this award."

WBD won the Legal Business Insurance Team of the Year Award 2017. The Insurance Disputes Team was also shortlisted for the 2017 and 2018 Legal 500 Award for its specialism in professional negligence. The firm's insurance practice has been going from strength to strength with a number of senior lateral hires in both its London and Leeds office, which saw three new partners and a number of  associates joining the national team.