Aon has appointed law firm DLA as panel solicitors for its solicitor sole practitioner scheme.

Under the deal DLA will act as solicitor on claims referred to the panel by Aon Claims Solutions, a specialist subsidiary of the giant broker.

Claims are being handled by DLA teams run respectively by partners Godfrey Smallman and Matthew Hirst.

The link-up with Aon is the second major insurance appointment for DLA's Technical Unit.