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RPC hires rising international casualty star in major boost to RPC's market-leading Insurance Group

Published on 21 July 2021

• Lateral partner hire to add considerable strength as Insurance Group builds out its international casualty practice due to high client demand
• Since May 2020, RPC have hired and promoted 20 new partners into its rapidly growing Insurance Group

International law firm RPC has hired international casualty partner, Lucy Dyson, to join the firm's leading Insurance Group in London. Lucy joins RPC from DAC Beachcroft LLP, where she specialised in international casualty coverage and disputes. Lucy joins RPC on 21 July 2021.

Lucy returns to RPC (where she trained & qualified), having left the firm in 2010 to join Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP, and joining DAC Beachcroft in 2018. She is ranked as a Next Generation Partner by the UK Legal 500 2020 for Insurance and Reinsurance.

Lucy 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.

With Lucy's arrival, RPC's leading Insurance Group 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 leading insurance law firms to offer insurers access to more joined up global claims' solutions. 

Lucy 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 up to partner in May 2020.  Lucy 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.

Commenting on Lucy re-joining the firm, RPC's 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."

Adding to this, RPC's Managing Partner, James Miller said: "Lucy is a very well-regarded lawyer known in the London Market for her international casualty insurance work. She graduated from the RPC school and embodies the firm's core DNA around collegiality, collaboration and the highest level of client service. 

"Our leading Insurance Group has seen a fantastic growth trajectory alongside our equally market-leading Commercial Group and she will be our fourth Partner hire in seven months (Tom Purton, Connor Cahalane and Andrea Randall) making us a go-to-firm for some of the most talented lawyers in the market."

Commenting on her return to RPC, Lucy Dyson said:” 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."