Hastings and Arc Legal take lead in distribution of legal services with free Will offer

Hastings Direct has appointed Arc Legal, in partnership with AXA Assistance, to provide all their new household insurance customers with access to a comprehensive legal documents service called Law Assistance. The service includes Wills which customers will be able to write, download and store for free.

Hastings Direct is the first provider to offer Law Assistance which, provides online access to a range of high quality personal and commercial legal documents, for free to new household customers.

The sevice includes complaint letters for consumer problems and workplace matters such as applying for flexible working and maternity leave.

Hastings Direct has also appointed Arc Legal to provide its Family Legal Protection (FLP) personal legal expenses product as part of household insurance offerings for "Hastings Direct" and its associated brands "Likewise Insurance", "Renew Insurance" and "Insure".


Arc Legal sets sail with Haven Knox-Johnston in marine legal protection distribution deal

Arc Legal has secured a product and distribution deal with leading marine insurance provider Haven Knox-Johnston for an enhanced scheme offering new and unique elements of legal expenses cover to pleasure craft owners.

Arc Legal has developed a fully bespoke scheme for Haven Knox-Johnston which, in addition to standard uninsured loss recovery, personal injury, contract and prosecution offers some brand new covers not previously available in the marine market. These include boat identity theft and temporary replacement costs for non-fault damage.

This new deal continues the growth of Arc Legal's dedicated marine legal protection and claims service, launched in August 2010.


Over 50's Household deal strengthens Arc Legal market position

Arc Legal has further strengthened its position in the household legal expenses market following a significant deal with Insure4Retirement, the specialist insurance provider for the over 50s.

The deal represents one of Arc Legal's largest contracts and will see the firm's share of the UK household "add on" legal expenses market increase to around 30%.

Arc Legal is providing its Family Legal Protection insurance with cover for personal injury, contractual and property disputes and employment matters including unfair dismissals. In a unique development, Insure4Retirement customers will, if they wish, be able to use their own solicitor to represent them from the outset once a claim is accepted.

ID theft cover is also provided, along with access to the online legal documents service Law Assistance.

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