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By Rachel Janes

Apr 8th, 2020

Langleys strengthens insurance team with appointment of Matthew Liston as partner of professional liability practice

Langleys Solicitors LLP, a leading UK law firm, with offices in York and Lincoln, has appointed Matthew Liston to its insurance practice.

Matthew joins the team as a partner, undertaking professional liability defence work on behalf of the firm’s insurance practice. He will lead the professional liability area of the business as Langleys adds another specialism to its legal offering.

Previously a principal associate with Mills & Reeve in Leeds, Matthew regularly deals with claims involving complex legal and strategic issues, and has been consistently recommended by the Legal 500 for his professional liability defence work since 2017. 

He was a founding member of the professional liability disputes team at his previous firm, helping to take that team to a top-tier ranking in the Legal 500, demonstrating his specialism in this area of law. He also writes and delivers training on professional indemnity insurance topics, and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

Matthew is also a keen promoter of diversity and inclusion issues in the sector. He was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Role Model Making an Impact’ category at the 2019 UK Dive In Awards – the insurance industry’s global diversity and inclusion festival.

Commenting on his appointment, Matthew Liston said: “Langleys has a fantastic and growing national reputation particularly in the London insurance market.  I am very pleased to be joining the team at this time. We have strong ambitions to grow the professional liability side of the business and there are significant opportunities to be explored in the coming months. I’m excited to get started and bring our professional liability services into line with our other outstanding specialist areas.”

David Thompson, head of insurance law at Langleys Solicitors, said: “We are pleased to welcome Matthew to the insurance practice which adds another new line of business to the firm for new and existing clients. This additional expertise will complement our already thriving insurance practice, and we aim to replicate the level of success of other parts of the business with this new liability offering. In Matthew we have the perfect mix of experience and an outstanding legal professional.”

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