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The move takes place after discussions with Markel International’s professional and financial risks division to provide brokers with flexibility of access to specialist underwriters for both National Markets and Wholesale products in a single location.

Markel UK will bring its e-trading capabilities for transactional small UK domiciled professional indemnity business, offering brokers both the ease of electronic placement and combined policies which can include additional covers such as D&O, office, PL and EL.

Brokers will also have access to Markel UK’s specialist solutions for charities, social welfare risks and the biomedical and life sciences industry.

The new branch will be led by Mark Lowther who has been with Markel since 2006 and has specific underwriting expertise in professional and management risks, and biomedical and life sciences.

Over the coming months Mark will be working to build the team and establish Markel UK’s reputation as a specialist insurer to the London market.

James Hastings, managing director of Markel’s PFR division, said: "Having the Markel UK team with us will complement the PFR division’s offering, which focuses on mid to large sized UK and International corporates, and will mean that Markel can cater for UK businesses, whatever their size. It presents our brokers with a light-touch and cost effective way to access our quality products and excellent claims service for their smaller clients."

Find out more about Markel UK’s products or contact Mark to make an appointment or speak to one of your PFR underwriters.