With a strong focus and expertise in Professional Indemnity, D&O, FI, Crime and Warranty & Indemnity risks, Stephen has joined the insurance team at Beale & Co as Partner.
He was previously an equity Partner at RPC dealing with coverage disputes and varied Professional Indemnity matters (Solicitors, Accountants, Surveyors, Insurance Brokers etc) before spending 8 years in house at Company and Lloyd’s markets.
Stephen brings an additional client perspective having spent significant time in house at a senior level where he has worked on high value complex claims, managed claims teams and worked across teams on wider management issues including claims process, IT implementation, lawyer panel procurement/oversight, reserving, pricing and policy wordings.
Most recently at CNA Hardy, Stephen was the Financial Lines Claims Manager overseeing a team dealing with a portfolio of D&O, FI, Crime, Professional Indemnity, Technology, Cyber and Construction claims.
Prior to that, Stephen was a Claims Manager at Beazley Lloyd’s Syndicates for 6 years, where he was responsible for the UK and USA Insurance Brokers claims book dealing with primary accounts for large global brokers working closely with their risk managers. He also worked on high value/complex USA lawyer E&O, Construction, Technology and Miscellaneous matters. Stephen has extensive experience of working on coverage disputes throughout his career and of working on claims in numerous jurisdictions, most notably, the USA.
Stephen has wide and varied contacts in the market and is very aware of the potential political issues/positioning within the market and in working closely with insureds/their brokers and insurers for better claims outcomes.
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