Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Tim Barr as a partner in the firm's London office, joining WBD's national insurance disputes team led by partner Sushma MacGeoch

Tim Barr, previously a partner at DWF and head of Triton's London office, has extensive experience in the professional indemnity sector. He specialises in complex coverage disputes and defending professional negligence claims against a broad range of professionals. Tim's experience has been bolstered by long-term secondments at two leading London Market insurers.

Sushma MacGeoch of WBD commented: 

"We are delighted to welcome Tim to the partnership and to the Insurance Group. He joins us with a huge amount of expertise in the insurance and claims sector. He will play an important role in bolstering our city and national offering, helping to implement our sector vision of providing a first-rate contentious service to our insurance clients in the UK and the US."

Tim Barr added:

"WBD has strong credentials in the insurance sector with a fantastic client portfolio. The firm is clearly committed to growth and is well positioned in this changing legal marketplace for success in the future. I look forward to working with Sushma's team here in London as well as nationally." 

WBD's insurance team is one of the largest in the country and acts for major insurers in the London Market. The firm's claims practice undertakes coverage disputes for insurers and defends clients on complex and high profile claims across a number of key disciplines to include professional indemnity, construction, Directors and Officers, casualty and property risks.

WBD won Legal Business Insurance Team of the Year Award 2017 on the back of its strong insurance offering, advising and defending leading UK and international insurers on complex and high profile claims across key areas including professional risks, construction, casualty and Directors and Officers liability. The firm was also shortlisted for the 2017 and 2018 Legal 500 Award for its specialism in professional negligence.

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, Womble Bond Dickinson provides legal expertise across a range of sectors including Insurance, Public & Government Services, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer, Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Technology and Private Wealth.