Insurer wins new broker contract

DAS Legal Expenses Insurance has announced that following an extensive tender process it has won the commercial legal expenses insurance and advisory services account for Giles Insurance Brokers.

This win sees the broker passing all of its legal expenses requirements for package and commercial combined, commercial and residential property owners, and motor trade and transport customers, to DAS.

The arrangement will run for three years until 2012. Geoff Ashton, broker sales manager at DAS, said: “This is a major success for DAS, and one which cements our position as the leading legal expenses insurer in the UK.

"With this account comes a large customer base, a solid broker support network across the UK, and increased capacity and capability for the dedicated teams we are putting in place – sales, underwriting, claims and legal advice. We are looking forward to working closely with such a major broker.”

Graham Lilley, UK premier manager at Giles, said: “This is a significant step forward for both Giles and DAS and we are delighted to be entering into this new partnership.

“We were extremely impressed with the expertise and proactivity that DAS showed throughout the tender process, and its ability to offer a one-stop-shop service for all of our legal expenses needs.

“This will not only provide consistency for our customers and for our brokers, but added value too. Now, all of our legal expenses business will be handled through one streamlined system by one experienced provider.”