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RPC hires Lucy Dyson as international casualty partner

She returns to RPC, where she trained and qualified, having left the firm in 2010 to join Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP

RPC has announced it has hired international casualty partner, Lucy Dyson, to join the firm’s Insurance Group in London.

Dyson joins RPC from DAC Beachcroft LLP, where she specialised in international casualty coverage and disputes.

She returns to RPC, where she trained and qualified, having left the firm in 2010 to join Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP, and joining DAC Beachcroft in 2018.

The firm said Dyson “routinely” advises on domestic and international public, products and pollution liability losses across a number of sectors, including energy, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure and hospitality. She has particular experience advising on complex multi-jurisdictional exposures involving Latin America, the USA and common law jurisdictions including Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean.

The group added that the move has “considerably strengthened” its capacity to service insurers in the international, complex coverage space. The Insurance Group recently launched Global Access Lawyers alongside five other insurance law firms to offer insurers access to more joined up global claims’ solutions.

She will work closely with the growing international risk team, which has seen partner Naomi Vary join in 2018 followed by legal counsel Paul Baker joining the firm in 2019. Gary Walkling and Summer Montague were also made partners in May 2020.

Dyson is fluent in Spanish and her experience in claims involving Latin America will make her a “natural fit’ to work alongside RPC’s Latin America Insurance practice lead Alex Almaguer, according to the firm.

Global head of Insurance, Simon Laird said: “I have known Lucy for a long time. She’s a first-class lawyer and I am delighted she decided to return to RPC as a partner.

“Lucy’s expert knowledge of the international casualty space will strengthen our support to clients in an area we have seen increasing demand for such expertise. When the opportunity presented itself to rehire someone of Lucy’s calibre, it was a win-win situation for both our clients and RPC.”

Dyson added: ”I am delighted to be returning to RPC, particularly at such an exciting time for the business. The firm has a very special ethos, outstanding talent and is truly committed to insurance.”

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