JM Glendinning group’s Professional Risks business has recruited a senior professional indemnity insurance specialist to support its ambitious growth plans.

Gareth Milner joins JM Glendinning Professional Risks as client director, bringing 13 years’ insurance industry experience to the team. Working with the firm’s existing law firm clients and responsible for bringing on board new contacts, Gareth will be instrumental in helping realise the growth ambitions of the business. The new appointment takes the number of staff in the Professional Risks business to six.

Gareth Milner, newly appointed client director at JM Glendinning Professional Risks

Gareth Milner, recently appointed client director at JM Glendinning Professional Risks

Having gained experience at JLT, AON and latterly Leeds-based PIB Insurance Brokers, Gareth specialises in advising on professional indemnity insurance, management liability and ancillary insurance services for law firms of all sizes. His new role will see him help legal practices manage risk whilst bringing them the widest and most competitive insurance options.

The independently owned JM Glendinning group, which is a top 75 insurance broker, has set out plans to rank amongst the Top 50 insurance brokers in the UK in the next five years. Its Professional Risks business has grown from a standing start to an £8million premium income business in under five years, with further significant growth forecast for the coming five years.

Says Gareth Milner: “JM Glendinning’s ‘client first’ approach, vision for the future and the high calibre of colleagues across the group attracted me to the role. The risk landscape for law firms continues to evolve. Economic conditions, the pace of technology and the changing regulatory picture all mean it is more important than ever for legal businesses to have best in class, independent advice and access to the right insurance products. I’m looking forward to helping the team excel and achieve our ambitions.”

MD Jake Fox set up the Professional Risks arm of the JM Glendinning group in 2015 to deliver specialist broking and claims support for professional services firms. Jake says: “Gareth is a great addition to the team and complements our existing skills sets well. His appointment will support our continued growth momentum, bringing even more expertise to our team which has over 70 years’ collective experience.”