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Managing general agents


Browne Jacobson is a full service national law firm which offers expert legal advice to the insurance sector. We are trusted advisors to MGAs, London market insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates, niche and speciality insurers and brokers.

We act for a range of MGAs, from small specialists to national agents that enjoy international exposure. We work with numerous capacity providers who regard us as a ‘go-to’ firm for their insurance advice. We are also a full service commercial law firm that acts on all areas affecting an insurance business, including property, employment, intellectual property and banking matters.

We provide pragmatic, commercial advice that helps our clients achieve their objectives. We work with MGAs on the development of new products, and in relation to the introduction of systems, controls and governance models to reduce conduct risk and increase policyholder satisfaction and loyalty. We develop strong and effective relationships with our clients by securing a deep understanding of their needs and expectations. This allows us to adopt an approach which is bespoke to our clients’ specific business models and culture.

We combine our extensive knowledge of the insurance sector with our broader commercial expertise, to advise MGAs, insurers, brokers and other market participants in relation to all aspects of their business.

what we do...

  • Risk management – we advise on the implementation of systems and controls to minimise the risk of claims and the amount of claim payment.
  • Claims handling – we handle pre-litigation and litigated claims for all classes of business
  • Data protection and information security – we advise on policies and procedures for the protection of sensitive and confidential data.
  • Regulatory issues – we advise MGAs on FSMA, FCA rules and Principles on their relations with every part of the FCA, from authorisations to supervision and enforcement.
  • Commercial contracts – including TOBAs, Managing General Agency agreements and Appointed Representative agreements.
  • Corporate finance – we regularly advise on raising capital, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Schemes – we advise on product development, policy wording, underwriting guides, client communications and terms of business.
  • Employment – we advise on all aspects of employment law, including enforcement of post termination restrictions.
  • Bespoke training – we tailor content by sector and topic. This can include training to reduce the incidence of claims, the amount of claim settlement and to build and strengthen relationships with your policyholders.
     
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