Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Estelle Machell as a partner in its casualty insurance team.
Machell most recently worked at Keoghs, but previously spent nine years at Clyde & Co before leaving in 2013.
She specialises in large loss catastrophic injury and major bodily cases, and her experience includes motor claims, employers’ liability, public liability and agricultural claims, as well as indemnity issues.
Going forward, Machell will form part of Clyde & Co’s Manchester-based personal injury defendant team working on catastrophic injury and major bodily injury matters.
“Estelle is widely recognised as a market leader in the defendant personal injury space, having developed a strong profile and thriving practice in recent years,” said Chris Murray, Partner at Clyde & Co.
“She brings experience of handling a complex caseload and expertise in claims of utmost severity, which will further strengthen the Casualty group’s capabilities in this space,” Murray continued. “We are delighted to welcome her back to the team.”
Machell also commented: “I am really pleased to be coming back to Clyde & Co and its highly regarded personal injury defendant practice.”
“The team’s international offering and breadth of services provide an opportunity to service insurer and customer clients alike with a full spectrum of legal services,” she added.
“I look forward to hitting the ground running and contributing to the team’s growth and success in the coming years.”
Clyde & Co’s UK casualty practice consists of more than 40 partners across ten offices, and provides a range of casualty expertise, from volume claims through to complex liability cases.