PIB opens office in Leeds

PIB Insurance Brokers (PIB), today officially opened a new office in Leeds as part of the company's expansion plans.

Michael Eardley, Lexcel qualified consultant, joins the Leeds branch as Director, Professional Risks. Michael has specialised in professional indemnity insurance and risk management for law firms since 1999. He has an in-depth understanding of how firms of solicitors operate in the fast changing legal services market and his experience varies from sole practitioners to firms with fee income in excess of £50m. During his successful career in the North Michael has worked for Aon, Prime Professions and Willis.

Gareth Milner joins as Senior Account Executive. Gareth has specialised in solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance for the past 7 years. He joins PIB from JLT where he had a lot of success on firms with one to three partners. At PIB Gareth will continue to support firms of this size and will also grow the offering for the larger practices.

James Barker joins PIB Leeds as Account Executive. James has a focus on the insurance needs of law firms that goes beyond professional indemnity insurance, such as office combined, cyber liability and ATE insurance. He has specialised in solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance for the last 2 years.

Michael Eardley, Head of PIB Leeds, commented: “The work we are doing in the professional indemnity insurance arena is breaking new ground and we are attracting some of the industry’s best talent to PIB from the broader world of insurance services. This new Leeds team will continue to build on the strong work we are doing for our clients across the UK and help us scale to the next level.”

Brendan McManus, the CEO of PIB, said: “We are very excited to announce our new office opening.  PIB now has one of the largest solicitors’ PII teams in the market. Our new Leeds branch has boosted our service offering even further.”