ARAG partners with Morrisons to launch unique specialist cover
Leading legal expenses insurance provider ARAG plc has developed a unique product with speciality insurance broker Morrison Insurance Solutions to offer legal advice and protection to Special Guardians.
The product has been created for the independent, not-for-profit organisation FosterTalk, which provides support for foster parents. It will be distributed as a benefit for FosterTalk members who are Special Guardians.
Special Guardians have a specific legal status and are appointed by the Family Court to look after a young person on a long-term basis and take on parental responsibility for them.
As well as providing round-the-clock legal advice over the phone, the new policy covers the legal costs of defending both civil and criminal proceedings; legal representation for an interview under caution and appealing against a decision by a court to discharge a Special Guardianship Order relating to a child.
FosterTalk’s Managing Director, Steve Stockley, commented on the launch:
Our partnership with ARAG and Morrisons has enabled us to develop a product that is both unique and valuable to Special Guardians, who take on a huge responsibility and deserve the upmost support and protection, if they need it.
Richard Nurrish, Senior Manager at Morrison Insurance Solutions added:
‘’We were delighted to further enhance our long-standing relationship with both FosterTalk and ARAG, with all working together to develop and bring this product to life. It is not very often that a new product is brought to the market and to also provide a solution that helps support the valuable role Special Guardians play in society is particularly satisfying.’’
Commenting for ARAG, Underwriting and Marketing Director David Haynes said:
‘’ARAG exists to provide access to justice to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. This is especially important for Special Guardians who play a vital role in society that can sometimes place them in a difficult legal situation.’’
Special Guardian cover is available to FosterTalk members who are Special Guardians and is included as part of their Group Legal Expenses policy.
ARAG UK is a specialist legal insurance provider and is part of the internationally recognised ARAG Group which serves 14 countries worldwide.
Providing several emergency assistance insurance products and an innovative range of Before-the-Event and After-the-Event legal insurance products and services, ARAG UK prides itself on its client-focused approach. This has been recognised by the industry following the results of the Insurance 360 Legal Expenses Insurers Study in which ARAG UK was voted 'best legal insurance provider'. youTalk-insurance sharing ARAG UK insurance news.
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