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Markel to mix insurance with professional services

In 2014, Markel bought Abbey Protection, which specialises in legal expenses insurance, tax and consultancy services

William Stovin, president of Markel International, says it plans for the coverage by its standalone legal-expenses insurance products to include consultations with qualified lawyers, rather than a helpdesk manned by legal assistants.


INSURANCE and professional services have traditionally been separate, but United Kingdom-based insurer Markel International is on the way to combining the two.

The insurer, which underwrites insurance and reinsurance products for firms in areas such as professional...

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