BUSINESS UPDATE

Arc Legal takes centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall

The Arc Legal team were out on the town in July for the British Insurance Awards hosted by Incisive Media at the Royal Albert Hall.

As one of the sponsors of this prestigious annual industry event, the team were joined by clients and friends for an evening of fun and celebration.

We think the new logo looks pretty special on the big screen!

Arc Legal makes key new appointments for growth

Arc Legal has announced three new key appointments reflecting its strengthening market position.

Jacquie McKenzie joins as Operations Manager responsible for supervising all the company's operations and administrative services, including the production of customer service data and assisting in the production of management information. She joins from Capita Insurance Services, where she was Head of Claims and has over 24 years experience in the legal expenses insurance sector.

Philip Wood joins as Financial Controller responsible for management and statutory accounting requirements. He will also play an important role in ensuring we have effective working relationship with our underwriting partners.

Edward Hance, a recent graduate of Business Studies (Marketing), joins as Account Executive supporting business development activities, including client liaison.

Arc Legal views Crown Court legal expenses insurance expansion

Arc Legal is in discussions with brokers acting for Police Federations in England and Wales about providing funding to defend off duty officers in the Crown Court system.

The company, which already provides indemnity for cases at the Magistrate Courts for a number of Federations, is responding to the plans recently announced by the Ministry of Justice for run pilot schemes in five Crown Courts to extend legal aid means testing to criminal cases.

Arc Legal's Richard Finan recently commented on the potential opportunities for the legal expenses market as a result of this move in the insurance trade publication, Insurance Times. See article of interest for more information.

Evolution in Arc Legal debt counselling deal

Evolution Underwriting, the unique commercial insurance services group targeted at mid-market SMEs, has added Arc Legal's debt counselling service to its product offerings

Now all employees of commercial clients insured with Evolution have access to the confidential helpline service. The service is operated by fully trained independent counsellors and will offer both practical and emotional support, advice and help.

Evolution appointed Arc Legal as its Commercial Legal Expenses provider in 2006.

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