AXA has cut its solicitor panel by half for England and Wales following a comprehensive review.

The revised panel consists of the following firms:

  • Beachcroft Wansboroughs (Birmingham)
  • Capital Law (Cardiff)
  • Cartwrights (Bristol)
  • Keoghs (Bolton)
  • Keoghs (Coventry)
  • Morgan Cole (Reading).
  • The new panel of six firms will come into effect on 1 October 2004.

    AXA said the reduction in panel numbers was mainly due to a "considerable fall in the volume of litigated claims and is a result of improved operational performance in AXA's claims handling offices".