UK-based law firm RPC has expanded its the international insurance reach by joining the Global Access Lawyers network.
The digital platform gives insurer clients easy access to recognised insurance law specialists from around the world. The six Global Access Lawyers firms represent 43 offices and more than 2000 lawyers.
Each member of Global Access is a leading insurance law firm in its own jurisdiction, with a proven track record of counselling and representing clients in complex and high-value defence and insurance coverage disputes.
Firms already signed up to the platform include RPC in the UK and Asia, Colin Biggers & Paisley in Australia, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in the USA, Miller Thomson LLP in Canada, Kennedy Van Der Laan in the Netherlands and HMN & Partners in France.
The platform will accompany RPC’s TerraLex membership, one of the largest legal networks in the world.
RPC partner and global head of insurance Simon Laird said the platform offers RPC’s insurer clients new ways access the combined talents of leading insurance law practices and has been developed in line with client feedback.
“It will be a global sounding board for insurers, helping them to navigate the challenges of building profitable business books across the globe. We can also provide our clients with access to the resources and capabilities of each firm in times of need and continue working together on significant overseas and cross-border exposures,” Laird said.
He added that the platform’s participants already “get on with each other” and will use it to enhance referral work between their shared clients.
“It is the authenticity of it all that will end up being the most powerful force in delivering even better client service for insurers across the globe,” he said.