Arc Legal grows Police Federation legal expenses business

16 March 2017 – Arc Legal Assistance (Arc Legal) has expanded its specialist UK Police Federation legal expenses business, following its appointment to provide their first insurance-based legal expenses scheme for members of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland. The Federation is now providing Arc Legal’s Policy Officers Legal Assistance to 6500 of its members. The enhanced scheme provides specific cover to fund representation of members subject to allegations that fall outside of the normal course of duty as a police officer. The cover includes costs relating to criminal and civil legal defence, contractual disputes relating to goods and services, advice and representation at disciplinary hearings and pursuing personal injury claims.

The scheme is developed in partnership with George Burrows, part of the Arthur J Gallagher group, the leading provider of group and personal insurance to the police service, The Arc Legal policy, underwritten by AmTrust Europe Limited, is designed to complement the Federation’s current on duty protection and discretionary funded arrangements.

Frank O’Malley, director of Arc Legal, said: “Our appointment to provide an enhanced package of cover reflects our commitment to ensuring clients with specific needs are able to benefit from bespoke legal expenses packages. This approach has enabled us to build a strong presence in the sector providing cover to over 85,000 Police Federation members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Rob Constable, managing director of George Burrows, commented: “Arc Legal is an obvious partner to support the development of the Northern Ireland Federation’s scheme. Their significant expertise and knowledge in this specialist sector has been built on a long-term commitment to and understanding of the needs of Police Federations across the UK.”


For further information contact Alex Wise, Full Circle Communications,

Tel: 0207 265 7887 or 07710 665 615

Notes to editors

Arc Legal Assistance Limited is an established, leading provider of legal expenses insurance and assistance services in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

We are innovators within the legal expenses market, continually developing our product offerings and service delivery to provide best in market legal expenses solutions.

Our business model generates streamlined claims services and cost efficient management via strategic partnerships with a small number of high quality independent law firms.

We tailor our legal expenses insurance solutions rather than simply offering standard products. We cover a full range of litigation risk areas including motor, family, commercial, affinity, property owners, travel and leisure.   Products are distributed in partnership with insurance companies, brokers, financial institutions and affinity groups.

We have long established quality underwriting arrangements as well as acting for a number of insurers that choose to underwrite their own legal expenses insurance risk.

In addition, we offer a range of uninsured legal services based on a variety of funding methods. These include will writing, conveyancing, pre-marital agreements, divorce, tax planning, and probate services for individuals, contract drafting and employment advice for businesses and a top class 24/7 legal telephone advice service.

Arc Legal Assistance Limited is a subsidiary of AmTrust International Limited.

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AmTrust International is a wholly owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) and has been operating in the Global Legal Expenses Market since 2007. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.

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