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We are trusted advisors to the insurance sector, working alongside insurers, policyholders, brokers and public bodies, with over £1 billion of clients’ reserves under our stewardship.  We help our clients manage risk early, provide excellence in claims resolution and post risk support. Our clients choose and stay with us because of our extensive sector knowledge, accessible advice and our commitment to delivering exceptional service every time.


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Thank you so much for your work on the project. You really have gone the extra mile and made a significant financial impact on the business. We could not have completed the work without you.

Head of Technical Wordings, London Market Insurer


High quality and very responsive, with leading client service.

James Pilgrim-Morris, Head of Claims, Hiscox UK and Ireland

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Browne Jacobson are an extremely polished and professional firm. They present themselves impeccably and their capabilities are admirable. The individuals working for the firm are extremely respectable and clearly immensely knowledgeable. Overall, they exude trust.

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A very close knit insurance focused team with top notch skills across the full gamut from coverage through regulatory to corporate. You get as good if not better than a magic circle service.

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