Reporting to Crawford’s president Joseph Blanco, Jason Spencer will focus on the firm’s ’diversification strategy’ and its ’goal to be the embedded partner of choice for our clients’

Crawford and Company (Crawford’s) has appointed Jason Spencer as the global president of Crawford Legal Services (CLS), the loss adjuster’s UK law firm.

He will be responsible for CLS’s operational delivery, strategy and growth, as well as leading Crawford’s efforts to provide both bundled and unbundled legal services for the loss adjuster’s clients.

Alongside the UK, Spencer will also oversee CLS’s operations in Australia, Canada and Chile as part of his new role.

He will report to Crawford’s president, Joseph Blanco.

Speaking on the news, Blanco said: “This appointment is a testament to the quality of talent we have within our organisation.

“As Crawford looks to reimagine and declutter both the insurance and legal ecosystems, I am certain that Jason will create value for our clients by cultivating Crawford’s legal service offerings around the world in support of our purpose to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities.”

Since the recent acquisition of Crawford Carvallo in Chile, Spencer will also have responsibility for developing Crawford’s legal capability in a range of other new territories.

Diversification strategy

Spencer joined Crawford’s in 2016 from private practice, to set up Crawford Legal Services in the UK.

Following the launch and growth of the UK legal business, Spencer was instrumental in Crawford’s acquisition of HBA Group in Australia.

Spencer said: “The opportunity exists for a connected local and global legal service offering. Crawford is already a leader in many of the existing and targeted growth territories and legal services share the same sales channels and market entry points as the wider Crawford business.

“Offering a range of bundled and unbundled legal services forms a significant part of our diversification strategy and supports our goal to be the embedded partner of choice for our clients.”

Prior to joining Crawford’s, Spencer held multiple leadership roles. He has been a senior partner at both national and international law firms, as well as a leader in the development and launch of legal and business solutions.

Over the course of his career, he has worked at Horwich Farelly, Parabis Group, Plexus Law and Hill Dickenson.