BLM names new managing partner after surprise exit of former chief

Vivienne Williams appointed to lead firm after Gary Allison leaves eight months into three-year term

BLM has appointed Manchester claims solutions head Vivienne Williams as its new managing partner, following the surprise departure of Gary Allison just eight months into a three-year term as head of the firm.

Allison, who had been at the firm for 23 years, had been managing partner since December last year, when he replaced longstanding leader Andrew Relton.

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