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Simon Warr Elected President of the International Association of Legal Expense Insurance

Press Release

Tallinn, 7 April 2017: RIAD members unanimously choose Simon Warr (AmTrust International) as President of RIAD

Simon Warr, who has been working in the legal expenses profession since 1989, sees interesting and challenging times ahead for the legal protection insurance sector.

When elected he declared: “I am honoured to be elected RIAD President and I am looking forward to representing our industry. I think that innovation and new developments will offer great opportunities for our members and I am excited that I will be part of this”.

Simon is one of the very few legal expenses underwriters to write business in both the Lloyd’s and company markets. He has been involved in promoting and establishing new markets for legal protection insurance in countries around the world.

Simon has worked for AmTrust International for the past seven years and currently runs the underwriting teams across three sites in the UK.

Simon has been involved with RIAD since 2010 and is Board member and Vice-President since 2012. He succeeds Philippe Rambaud (Juridica – AXA, France) who headed RIAD since October 2014.

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RIAD, the Association of Legal Protection Insurance, is committed to promote via its global members easy, affordable and high quality access to justice and the law. RIAD counts 55 members in 21 countries. Members are specialised in providing insurance and/or services in support of enforcing and defending individual legal rights: they provide their customers with the necessary resources to access high quality and readily available legal advice and services. They also effectively shield customers from financial risks associated with the cost of enlisting legal professionals and accessing the justice system.

STERLON, the Canadian Legal Expense Insurance specialist congratulates Simon Warr on his appointment as President of the International Association of Legal Protection Insurance (RIAD). As a primary underwriter of Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) business in Canada Simon is well known to the team at STERLON and brings considerable expertise and credibility to this class of insurance both in Canada and throughout the world.