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Opening the channels of communication

Do insurance brokers understand the needs of solicitors? Adam Entwistle pens a letter from an imaginary high street firm with some common concerns that John Woodbridge tries to allay

2 June 2014

Dear Sirs,

We are a legal services provider
(A Random Law Firm) operating predominantly from the Leeds post code area, but with national coverage. Our core business historically has been the provision of ‘high-street’ services – namely conveyancing, private client work and civil litigation – although over the course of the last two years we have diversified through the recruitment of specialist lawyers and a merger with another modest local practice. As a result, clients now have access to a sophisticated commercial offering. Presently Random Law
has seven directors and a further 12 solicitors
plus two fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Following a series of turbulent PI insurance renewals, the board has decided to approach the market in search of a new broker be...

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