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Watson Burton appoints experienced litigator to its Professions and Insurance team

23 April 2019

Newcastle-based commercial law firm, Watson Burton, has further strengthened its litigation capabilities with the appointment of solicitor Julie Brinkworth, who has 15 years litigation experience.

Julie will join the firm’s Professions and Insurance team, which is renowned for providing specialist advice to a diverse range of businesses including engineers, architects, surveyors, insurance brokers, financial advisers and accountants.

She brings a wide range of experience in acting for clients during major trials – and dealing with group litigation and multi-track matters – to Watson Burton.

The Professions and Insurance team, deal with complex and high value professional negligence disputes and advise on insurance policy coverage issues. The specialist team is highly ranked by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 and is instructed by a number of key insurers and businesses in the construction and professional services sectors.

Commenting on her appointment, Julie Brinkworth, Solicitor at Watson Burton, said: “My experience of managing a heavily litigated case load stands me in good stead to work in this fast paced, dynamic environment. It’s exciting to be working with the talented and highly respected Professions and Insurance team at Watson Burton.

Watson Burton, which also has offices in Leeds and London, delivers commercial legal services nationwide. Its core practice areas are corporate, employment, real estate, construction and dispute resolution.

“I’m looking forward to applying my expertise to the highly complex cases handled by the firm.” Richard Palmer, partner and head of Professions and Insurance at Watson Burton, said: “I am delighted to welcome Julie to the team. Her attention to detail and technical experience has meant that she has built up a strong reputation for managing complex multi-track cases: this will be a great asset to the team.

“She is an experienced litigator and has developed a key skill in interpreting technical details and identifying the correct application of the law.”

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