Zurich Insurance Group has launched a new legal panel that will be tasked with providing advice on the management of large and complex claims across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The legal panel has been implemented to ensure greater transparency and consistency of legal services for claims, to provide greater access to legal and claims insights and trends, and to provide a higher level of support for claims covering more than one legal jurisdiction.
The new panel, which took effect on June 1st, 2020, is comprised of BLM, Clyde & Co, DAC Beachcroft LLP, DWF Law LLP, and Kennedys Law, which are all law firms Zurich has worked with in the past.
Zurich notes that this new panel compliments its existing country panel arrangements, providing increased benefit to claims derived from Zurich International Programs, where more than one legal jurisdiction might be involved.
Ian Thompson, Group Chief Claims Officer, commented: “Engaging the most appropriate law firm and securing the right legal partner is essential on larger and more complex claims, where there’s a need to balance the technical outcome with the economics while delivering on our claims commitment to our customers.
“The new panel arrangements will provide Zurich and our customers with a consolidated level of legal insight that we have not had in the past, allowing us to observe trends more closely and to make more informed decisions. It will also provide our international customers with a more joined-up experience on those claims involving multiple countries.”