Beale and Company appoint insurance professional to head up claims handling department

Monday, 2nd May 2011

We are pleased to announce the appointment of insurance professional Simon Wright to head up our new Claims Handling department, which will provide flexible claims handling solutions to professional indemnity insurers.

Senior Partner Antony Smith comments: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to Beale and Company and are very excited to be rolling out our new Claims Handling offering to the Professional Indemnity market. We are constantly looking for new ways to add value for our Insurer clients, to protect their interests as well as those of their Insured’s. Our new service will undoubtedly improve policyholders’ experience should they be required to call upon their policy.”

Mr Smith continued, “Simon brings over 20 years experience in the Lloyd’s and London Professional Indemnity market and has successfully handled many large losses and complex policy disputes. We are confident that this market experience, coupled with the first rate legal services that Beale and Company already provide to Insurers, will be of interest to most Professional Indemnity providers.”

Looking forward to the opportunities that lay ahead, Simon Wright added, “At a time in the market cycle when Insurers’ margins are being squeezed to an almost unprecedented level and with a hardening of rates seemingly some way away, Beale and Company are now able to provide a tailored, outsourced Claims Handling solution to lighten some of that burden. We are able to deal with matters from cradle to grave whilst allowing Insurers to benefit from our market leading claims software to provide detailed management information. It will additionally offer some unique enhancements that will help our clients win and retain business. Whether a provider wants to outsource their entire claims function or simply deal with surge events, we now have a solution to meet their needs.”