Broker Stuart Alexander has added employment consultants to the appointed representative (AR) network it initially created for property managing agents.

Business development manager Andy Poole said that following publicity surrounding the network, the company had been approached by three employment consultancies.

These firms sell legal expenses policies on the back of advice they provide to businesses in areas such as health and safety and employment law.

Poole said the businesses wanted to continue their insurance activities, and were seeking advice and assistance in tackling FSA regulation. They have since joined the network.

After receiving feedback from secondary intermediaries, he criticised other brokers over the advice they were giving. He described the advice as ranging from "non-existent" to "ill-informed".

In April, Stuart Alexander launched an appointed representative network for property managing agents who place insurance, collect premiums and assist with claims as part of their service to property owners.