The casualty market is correcting itself after years of underpricing. Our experience, contacts and data mean we can provide the best-quality products for the best value.

We write a wide range of liability products including general, public and property – both directly and through delegated authorities. Our five-strong team has the experience and connections to offer an exceptional level of service and build long-term relationships.

In the UK and Ireland, our products cover everything from leisure and manufacturing to engineering and forestry. We also cover motorsports worldwide.

For general questions feel free to ask via our chatbot, or to ask the team directly via email at their team inbox.

UK & Ireland: [email protected]

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Lewis Goodearl

Head of UK & Ireland Casualty

I’ve worked in the London market since 1992, including at XL Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Ace Europe. That means I’ve seen first-hand the underpricing of casualty products over the last decade – including in the UK and Ireland.

The casualty market is now in transition and we think it might be about to harden a little more. So it felt like a good time to join a company that can offer something different to clients and brokers.

At Convex, we’re starting with a blank piece of paper, which is really exciting. I’ve turned around an underperforming function before, but I’ve never set one up. It was quite a lure. And who wouldn’t want to have the opportunity to work for Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand?

The opportunity to build such a strong team was another draw. Between the five of us, we have XX years of combined casualty experience. Add that to the strength of the Convex brand and you have a very attractive proposition for clients and brokers.

How we work

Our team balances innovative thinking with the experience that comes from decades in the business. We apply our experience and contacts to really understand what the market needs and create products and services of the highest quality to meet them. And because we’re starting from scratch, we can work with our clients to reduce acquisition costs – without the burden of a legacy balance sheet.

Part of that is about making our processes more efficient. For example, we instigated a kind of triage system with our brokers to streamline what they show us. Now, they know what our true appetite is and only bring us business that reflects it.

Convex’s emphasis on collecting and apply good-quality data helps us here, too. We write a lot of binders, so the information we collect allows us to track a business more easily and price risk more accurately. Our brokers work with us to collect information as well.

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Who we do business with

Our client base is quite varied because we cover so many different types of business. Unless we’re writing a big Formula One name, our clients are mostly small-to-medium-sized businesses of between £5 million and £50 million turnover. Because they’re growing, these companies want to take on more of their own risk.

That means we get involved with some interesting niches. For example, we’ve written a binder for trust arboriculture, which is essentially a tree surgeon facility. Within that, we cover forestry activities and plants and machinery, like chippers and logging machines.

We’re also developing strong relationships with managing general agencies (MGAs), to help us access smaller businesses. With these as with all our relationships, our aim is to build for the long term.

Meet the Team

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Lewis Goodearl
Head of UK & Ireland Casualty
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Bryn Samuel
Class Underwriter – UK & Ireland
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Matt Bishop
Class Underwriter – UK & Ireland
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Laura Meecham
Underwriter – UK & Ireland
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Charlie Watson
Underwriter – UK & Ireland
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Need to make a claim?

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