Commercial and common law

The team

David Hertzell was appointed as Law Commissioner for commercial and common law on 1 July 2007.  His appointment has been extended to 31 December 2014. 

Mr Hertzell began his legal career as a trainee solicitor with Davies Arnold Cooper in 1981 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1983. Davies Arnold Cooper made Mr Hertzell a partner in 1989. He became managing partner in 1992; a post he held until 1996 and again from 1999 to 2006. Apart from his management responsibilities Mr Hertzell specialised in professional indemnity, reinsurance, captive insurance and regulatory issues.

David Hertzell chaired the AIRMIC captive insurance focus group until he joined the Law Commission.  He was a also a member of the managing partners forum, the CII and the BSI committee on risk management.  He has written several articles on captive and commercial insurance and contributed to books on these topics.


Tammy Goriely, team manager
Folarin Akinbami, lawyer
Laura Burgoyne, lawyer
Julia Jarzabkowski, lawyer
Moeiz Farhan, research assistant
Michael Harper, research assistant
Sarah McCadden, research assistant

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