New appointments unveiled in law and insurance

Law firm Brabners and insurance brokerage Gallagher have both announced new appointments to their teams.

Caroline Curran
Caroline Curran joins the Brabners pensions team as a partner


Liverpool law firm Brabners has appointed a new partner to its pensions team which has seen fee income rise by 85% in the past two years.

Caroline Curran joins from PwC’s Manchester office where she was a director and head of pensions legal in the North as part of the firm’s 15-strong national pensions legal team. Prior to that she spent nine years in the pensions practice at Eversheds Sutherland.

Brabners’ pensions practice launched in 2014. Major brands including Panasonic, Fujifilm and The Very Group are among its list of clients. The team is headed up by partner partner Ian Mylrea.

Ms Curran said: “Brabners’ pensions practice has made great strides in just a few short years and it’s a privilege to be welcomed into a team with such significant potential. We’ve seen the challenges of an ageing population and, consequently, expanding pension liabilities come to a head for a number of high-profile firms in recent years.

“In the face of a new crisis, an effectively managed pensions scheme remains essential for businesses looking to support their people and ensure financial resilience.”

Insurance broker Gallagher has welcomed two new members to its Liverpool-based team.

Based in Sefton Street, the office is now home to close to 60 risk management and insurance specialists. The team looks after a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from some of the North West’s largest corporations through to small and mid-sized local businesses. 

Garry Roberts joins the team as corporate broker, bringing more than 30 years’ insurance experience. In his new role, He will be supporting and advising corporate clients on their risk and insurance requirements, including some of the North West’s most prominent businesses.

Corinne Daniels joins Gallagher to drive growth and expansion in the Financial Lines arena. With more than 13 years’ industry experience, Ms Daniels will be responsible for new business development alongside managing existing key relationships.

Stephen Penketh, regional managing director of the North West, Gallagher retail division, said: “It’s now more important than ever that we are equipped with a first-class team of industry specialists to support our expanding client base in Liverpool and the wider region to identify and manage the specific risks they are faced with.”

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