ARAG walked away with the legal expenses team of the year accolade at the Underwriting Service Awards, held in Kensington, London on Tuesday 19 November. The awards were coordinated by leading insurance publications Post Magazine and Insurance Age.
Despite a strong shortlist, ARAG excelled in its class to win this prestigious award. The awards are unique in one key area: they are based not on insurer submissions judged by a panel, but on large-scale objective input from UK commercial broking professionals. Over 1,000 individuals were asked to grade the all-round professional calibre for each insurer they have worked with during the previous 12 months.
Managing director Tony Buss comments: “Although this was the fourth year of the awards, it was the first year that legal expenses had been included, so we are delighted to be the first winner of the award.”
The last recognised survey on legal insurance was in 2010, which also saw ARAG triumph.
Dave Haynes, head of underwriting, said: “Such a win is testimony to ARAG’s ability to provide high-quality legal protection and assistance products in areas such as motor, homeowners, businesses, and private and commercial landlords.”
ARAG partners can be assured that products meet their specific requirements. “Our philosophy is to make our partners stand out from the crowd by developing LEI products that are unique to their particular markets,” added Dave.