Simon Laird, global head of insurance at RPC, flags why the law firm deserves to win the Business Partner of the Year category at the 2022 Insurance Times Awards

Explain briefly about  your entry in the Business Partner of the Year category.

In May 2021, RPC launched Global Access Lawyers, an alliance of global law firms.

Created in response to feedback from the insurance market, firms within Global Access Lawyers share a passion to see the insurance market and the people within it thrive. The alliance supports the insurance market by providing easy access to more than 2,000 lawyers across six law firms and 43 offices.

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Simon Laird, RPC

Our goal when launching the platform was to provide the insurance industry with a truly collaborative way of accessing smart insurance claims solutions.

Our success criteria was driven by our clients’ needs for on the ground support from the best insurance lawyers in relevant jurisdictions, who are united not only in name but in commitment, delivery, excellence and service.

What do you think makes your entry stand out or different from your competition?

Feedback received from industry leaders shows we have successfully filled this gap in the market, ensuring that our clients’ legal needs are serviced with a streamlined, one team approach – which is often not found in satellite offices.

What would winning this award mean to you and your firm?

RPC and the wider international platform would be overjoyed to win this award as this would recognise the contribution and level of dedication from each jurisdiction that has been required to ensure this platform truly supports our clients internationally.