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Probitas 1492 appoints General Counsel


Probitas 1492 continues to reinforce its growth plans and commitment to excellence in handling complex Financial Lines claims with the appointment of Lindsay McQuillian, as General Counsel. Prior to this appointment, Lindsay was Partner of Mayer Brown’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice.

Speaking about the appointment, Ash Bathia, CEO, said “One of our core values has always been to attract the best global talent in the industry, so I am delighted to welcome Lindsay to the Probitas team. This is a strategic hire for the syndicate, as her legal expertise and industry knowledge further enhances our ability to deliver on our plans for outstanding client service and growth.”

With her extensive experience in Financial Institutions, Professional Indemnity and General Liability, Lindsay will lead the Financial Lines claims proposition, further strengthening Probitas as specialists in this area of business.

Lindsay commented “As the market continues to evolve, navigating legal and regulatory change is increasingly important. It is great that Probitas has made this a priority, and is testament to their forward thinking approach. I am looking forward to being part of this ambitious team.”

Lindsay will join Probitas 1492 in January 2018.

About Lindsay McQuillian
Lindsay McQuillian joins Probitas from the London office of Mayer Brown’s top rated (Re)Insurance practice, where she has been partner since 2008.

With over 18 years’ experience in the insurance market, she has extensive experience in the fields of professional indemnity, financial institutions, reinsurance and general liability – including many complex, high-profile and contentious disputes. From a professional indemnity perspective, she has focused on defending claims against various professionals including solicitors, brokers, investment advisers, management consultants and offshore professionals.

Lindsay is a market leader in EU/UK sanctions, having been at the forefront of educating the insurance market on its sanctions-related responsibilities, offering guidance from an underwriting and claims perspective on ways to avoid falling foul of the relevant sanctions regimes.

Lindsay trained and qualified at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (1996-2002).