Law firm Sullivan & Worcester has hired Marian Boyle as a partner in its new UK insurance and disputes practice.

Working closely with the firm’s trade and export finance team and its US-based disputes team, Boyle offers banks, insurance brokers, investment funds, government agencies and corporates advice on insurance, risk management and commercial dispute resolution.

She also drafts and interprets insurance policies and advises on the use of insurance by credit institutions and investment firms as credit risk mitigation for capital adequacy purposes under the capital requirements regulation.

She joins from Dentons and has over 20 years’ experience, advising clients in relation to disputes arising from trade credit, professional negligence and transactional disputes, which are often international and result in large-scale, highly complex litigation and arbitrations.

Her appointment is timely, as August 2016 will mark the implementation of major revisions to the UK insurance law.

Boyle will also support Sullivan & Worcester’s role as the official legal advisor to the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)’s insurance committee, which was set up to boost co-operation between banks, insurance companies and brokers in risk mitigation of transactional banking assets.

“Marian is a widely-respected lawyer, offering clients insurance-related and dispute resolution advice. Her high-level expertise will blend extremely well with our established trade and export finance practice, as well as broaden out our client offering in London. Her work on significant contentious and non-contentious matters will add to the momentum we have built up over the last three years. I very much look forward to working with her again,” says Geoff Wynne, trade finance partner and head of Sullivan & Worcester’s London office.