TFOIL was established by the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) in 2013 to encourage and enable lawyers with less than five years’ post qualification experience to engage with counterpart organisations in the insurance and loss adjusting sectors to develop career-long relationships and mutual understanding of the complexities of the industry in which they operate. Alison succeeds Kishan Mangat of DWF.
On becoming TFOIL President Alison commented: “I am pleased to take on the role of president this year and to build on the fantastic work done by Kishan and previous committees.
Having a dedicated group for junior lawyers within FOIL enables us to provide members with access to training that is relevant to them, and also the chance to meet others working in the industry and further progress in their own careers.
The new committee’s plans for the year ahead will hopefully encourage more young solicitors to pursue a career in this area, and make sure they have a voice on key issues in the insurance sector.”
In her role with Brodies LLP, Alison represents insurers and corporate entities in actions ranging from personal injury to property damage cases. She works with clients from the initial incident to conclusion of the claim, both pre-litigation and once the action is raised in court. In particular, Alison handles cases involving health and safety law, employer’s liability and public liability, as well as having experience dealing with road traffic accidents and clinical malpractice claims.
FOIL Chief Executive, Laurence Besemer, commented: “It is a pleasure to see Alison take the reins as President of TFOIL. Her unique experience will enable her to bring a lot to the role, working closely with the rest of the TFOIL committee.
“It is fantastic to see the continued growth of TFOIL and the encouragement it gives young lawyers and their firms to forge professional relationships that will last for many years to come.”