Arc makes director appointments in response to growth

14 May 2018 – Leading provider of specialist legal expenses and add-on insurance products, Arc Legal Assistance (Arc Legal), announces the appointment of three new directors and new roles for two of its founders as the company builds on growth opportunities across its portfolio and distribution base. Rebecca Conway, who joined the business in 2005 and was formerly Head of Claims and Operations, assumes the role of Director of Claims and Operations with direct responsibility for the performance and development of these core business areas.

Laura Hicks who joined the business as Head of Finance in 2016, becomes Director of Finance with responsibility for all aspects of the firm’s finance functions including strategic growth and operational development.

Sean Kilbourn, who also joined the business in 2016 and was formerly Head of Quality Assurance & Compliance, becomes Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance covering internal and external audits & other quality assurance functions, and oversight of all compliance processes & policies within the business.

Founding directors Frank O’Malley and Richard Finan also assume new roles. Frank becomes Deputy Chief Executive with an expanded remit that will include sales and marketing activities. Richard will become Director of Distribution, continuing his focus on the development of new and existing products and partnerships.

Helen Withers, Chief Executive of Arc Legal, said: “The business continues to experience strong premium and policy growth which, in no small part, is the result of our dedicated and motivated team. The senior management have played an important role in building a robust business against a background of a continuingly dynamic market place. These appointments recognise their commitment to Arc Legal and represent an important milestone in our continuing growth and development of the business.”


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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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