Markel Law to Offer Legal Services to SMEs

Markel International, London, 10 May, 2018 - Markel UK, the specialist insurer, has re launched its flagship legal services firm, Markel Law, as part of the development of the company’s broadly based and comprehensive offering of insurance, legal, tax and specialist sector advisory services, to businesses across the UK.

Markel Law offers legal advice on a range of business critical areas including business and commercial, employment, disputes, professional discipline, regulatory, care services and health and safety issues.

Markel Law will continue to offer its heritage LHS Solicitors’ clients with specialist legal services, provided by the same teams that they have been used to working with.

Markel Law works with individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes. It employs 89 staff between offices in Croydon and Manchester.

Markel UK, established 25 years ago, serves regional brokers with specialist insurance solutions for charities, businesses and professionals, the biomedical and life sciences industry and IT professionals

Graham Neyt, managing director at Markel Law, said:

“We’re excited to bring the Markel Law name to the market and have ambitious plans for growth. We will continue to provide a market leading service to our growing client base. We’re proud of the extensive range of expertise we have in our teams and look forward to being an important part of Markel’s integrated business offering to UK SMEs.”

Neil Galjaard, divisional managing director at Markel UK, said:

“Markel is a trusted provider of insurance to commercial organisations across the UK, and the introduction of Markel Law clearly demonstrates the strength of specialist capability we have within the wider Markel offer, alongside our specialist tax and consultancy expertise. It’s great to see our law firm now attached to the Markel brand”

Markel Law LLP provides independent legal advice and services and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


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About Markel Law

Markel Law is an award winning legal advisory business with offices in Manchester and Croydon, employing 60 solicitors.

It is owned by Markel Corporation, a US based diverse financial holding company, trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with combined assets of $32.8 billion.

Markel Law specialises in four areas including:

1) Business Legal Services – Markel Law delivers a wide variety of SME business-focused legal services to distribution partners and clients of all sizes and requirements, across a diverse range of industry and professional sectors including employment disputes and consultancy, civil disputes, commercial, corporate and property advice.

2) Professional Discipline and Regulatory – acting for businesses, individuals and associations, advising on civil and criminal proceedings including licensing, regulatory and professional disciplinary investigations

3) Telephone Legal Advice – Markel Law provides business and employment law advice to clients across the UK and handles in excess of 200,000 calls each year through its dedicated helplines. Clients include the Federation of Small Businesses and Subway.

4) The Markel Law Hub is an online resource of expert legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our award winning solicitors.