Siobhan Hardy

Siobhan Hardy

Position: Senior Partner, Insurance

Office: Leeds

Phone: 0113 386 2686

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In addition to being the firm's Senior Partner and Managing Partner of the Leeds office Siobhan is Head of the firm's Retail Group. She specialises in Public and Employers Liability, Housing, Social Services, Education as well as Industrial Disease Claims and has over 20 years experience in acting for the Insurance Sector. She has taken several cases to the Court of Appeal.

She has extensive experience of claims arising from asbestos exposure and was involved in the original trigger litigation in the Court of Appeal concerning policy cover - Bolton MBC -v- MMI.

Siobhan is the Training Principal for the firm heading up the recruitment and development of Trainee Solicitors.

"Excellent level of knowledge" - Legal 500 - 2013 edition

"Impressive" - Chambers 2012 edition

"A well-rounded and innovative approach to claims resolution" - Chambers 2011 edition

"Gets to the nub of an issue very quickly and focuses on the salient points to achieve a fast resolution" - Chambers 2011

The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2014 The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2015  The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017 

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