HF, the UK and Ireland’s leading legal advisers to the insurance and commercial sectors, has appointed two new partners to its growing team. They will work with and advise clients at a strategic level as well as furthering innovative tactics. Their appointment reinforces and support HF’s ambitious growth plans as a business.
Jonathan Hodgkinson has over 16 years’ experience in defendant insurance litigation and, for the last 10 years, motor litigation. Previously at Weightmans LLP, he managed a number of client relationships and was the Head of Service Delivery for the Motor department. More recently he led the “vulnerable road users” group and was a member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (“PACTS”) consortium of experts on their project “Assessing the safety of private e-scooters use in the UK” and has presented widely alongside PACTS and other experts on this issue and on the recent changes in the Highway Code and the impact.
Liam McGuire was a Partner at Weightmans LLP, having joined from Pinsent Masons. He has practiced commercial litigation and personal injury. He was the lead partner on motor at Weightmans and led on numerous claims handling initiatives including portal incubation, pre action disclosure of claimant documentation and tinnitus/deafness in motor claims. He has a particular interest in the application of behavioural science to claims handling. At Weightmans, he managed several key client relationships, driving collaboration between insurer and lawyer at all levels.
Ronan McCann, CEO & Managing Partner at HF said “I’m delighted to be welcoming Jonathan and Liam to the HF team. They are absolutely the type of lawyers who fit the HF mould – forward thinking dynamic and ultimately customer focused. Their excellent knowledge of high value personal injury claims and in-depth experience will be a huge asset to us and complement the work we do.”