Casualty

We are specialist underwriters who are solution-led and prepared to lead tough and complex placements.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our responsive service and quick decision-making.
  • Our open-minded approach and broad risk appetite combined with strong technical expertise.
  • Our commitment to building long-term relationships.

Range of Coverage

We provide primary, umbrella and/or excess liability cover across a broad range of areas, including:

  • General Liability – Public Liability, Products Liability, Employers Liability and Sudden & Accidental Pollution Liability.
  • Product Recall Liability – Product Recall, Product Guarantee, Financial Loss in conjunction with Products Liability.
  • Energy Liability.
  • Environmental Impairment Liability.

Notable exclusions: We do not currently underwrite War, Nuclear, Treaty Reinsurance, Decennial Liability, Stand-alone Motor and Aviation.

Primary Clients, Sectors and Regions

We are an recognised lead market and provide worldwide coverage across multiple different sectors, with solutions developed for SME businesses through to multi-national clients with a global risk profile.

Maximum Line Sizes

  • General Liability – USD40m
  • Product Recall – USD15m
  • Energy Liability – Onshore USD 40m, Offshore USD30m
  • Environmental Impairment Liability – USD10m

James Mecham

Vice President, Head of Casualty

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4515

Mobile: +44 (0) 7584 615345

[email protected]

Marie-Claire Bessada

Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4530

Mobile: +44 (0) 7385 025335

[email protected]

James Cassidy

Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4738

Mobile: +44 (0) 7584 773357

[email protected]

Robin Hamilton

Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4708

Mobile: +44 (0) 7919 396359

[email protected]

Lauren Percival

Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 3048 3655

Mobile: +44 (0) 7824 417086

[email protected]

Rory Thompson

Senior Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4663

Mobile: +44 (0) 7990 006849

[email protected]

Matthew Smith

Senior Portfolio Underwriter

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4647

Mobile: +44 (0) 7990 006957

[email protected]

Claims

Steven Turvey

Vice President – Claims Manager (Property & Energy)

Direct: +44 (0) 20 7621 4655

Mobile: +44 (0) 7584 702096

[email protected]

Our Risk Appetite

James Mecham, Head of Casualty, Arch Insurance International, addresses main territories in which we underwrite business, plus our main areas of focus. A transcript of the video is also available.

Our Underwriting Service Standard

Arch is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standard of service. Our underwriting approach is experience-led but data-driven, ensuring a swift and considered response to the submissions we receive.

Our promise to both brokers and insureds is:

  • To be available and approachable.
  • To be responsive and timely.
  • To be consistent and considered.
  • To be professional in all that we do.