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Arc Legal Assistance (Arc Legal), a leading provider of legal expenses insurance (LEI) products in the UK and Ireland, has today announced a number of senior management changes as it completes the integration of Composite Legal Expenses (Composite).

Composite and Arc Legal, both subsidiaries of AmTrust International Limited, have successfully operated independently following their acquisitions in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The new, combined operation will provide a growing full suite of Before the Event (BTE) and After the Event (ATE) legal expenses and assistance products.

The key management changes for the combined business are:

  • Peter Harvey, who joined Arc Legal in June 2018, is promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Executive.
  • Alan Walters, who was General Manager at Composite, is appointed Director of Operations.
  • Rebecca Conway becomes Chief Legal Officer with Julie Rainbird as her deputy.
  • Richard Finan assumes the role of Director of Strategic Development. In addition to working on significant business wins, Richard has been instrumental in the integration process and identifying shared service opportunities across both businesses.

AmTrust International Ltd, a subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., is committed to the success of the combined business, and the new management structure will create a single efficient operation across two sites in Colchester and Cardiff.  This commitment was further reinforced in August 2019 with the acquisition of Legal Insurance Management (LIM) located in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.  The newly combined Arc Legal and Composite business is already working closely with LIM on operational initiatives and collaborated to secure recent significant new business wins.

Frank O’Malley, Chief Executive of Arc Legal, who will now have overall responsibility for the integrated business, said:

“Arc Legal and Composite have successfully worked alongside one another for over three and a half years now. By integrating the two businesses more closely, we strongly believe that we’ll be able to enhance our service offering, create more growth opportunities and yield greater benefit from our combined and complimentary expertise.”

Speaking about the opportunities with the LIM business, O’Malley added: “We are very excited to have LIM within the group and look forward to developing our combined offerings further in the UK and Ireland markets.”

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