Harris Balcombe

Leading Insurance Loss Assessors Welcome Two New Employees

Press Release   •   Oct 07, 2010 15:23 BST

Harris Balcombe, the leading insurance loss assessors, insurance claims management, and claim recovery specialists are happy to announce that they have recently welcomed two new employees into their fold. Harris Balcombe are happy to announce that John Williams and David Toothill, both fellows of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters and Associate members of the Chartered Insurance Institute are now part of the Harris Balcombe family.

John Williams has been a career loss adjuster for over 30 years with experience at practices including Woodgate and Clark, McClarens and Cunninghams. More recently he was a partner at Carr, Greenwood Smith and, following their takeover by Merlin, he assumed the role of Head of Commercial and Complex Claims. He will now be the Partner at Harris Balcombe with overall responsibility for Northern England and Scotland.

John Comments: “I am delighted to be joining Harris Balcombe as a partner. Recently I have considered a number of career options with loss adjusting practices, however the opportunity to work on the other side of the fence with a highly talented team of client focused claims professionals was too good to refuse”

David Toothill has spent most of his 20 year career as a loss adjuster with McLarens in Scotland, and more recently as a member of their Complex and Major Loss Team and latterly as part of Teceris. He has substantial knowledge of and experience with dealing with overseas hurricane and other catastrophe and disaster insurance claims. He is a former president of the Edinburgh Insurance Society and an active member of both the CII and CILA in various representative roles.  David has joined Harris Balcombe’s Glasgow office with the role of Technical Claims Manager.

Commenting, David says: “I am excited by the opportunity to have joined Harris Balcombe’s experienced team in Glasgow and looking forward to the prospect of applying my expertise to the handling of claims from the insured’s perspective.”

Paul Lawrence, Partner of Harris Balcombe LLP, stated: “I am delighted that we have been able to recruit two high calibre claims professionals with the talent and expertise of John and David. I have no doubt that they will add significantly to our existing pool of talent and in my view there is no better way of demonstrating to clients, their brokers and the market in general, our total commitment to claims excellence.”

Harris Balcombe are delighted to welcome these two astute professionals into their insurance loss assessor business and wish them a happy and fruitful time with the company.

Harris Balcombe is the foremost firm of client focused insurance loss assessors in the UK. They represent a wide range of commercial and private clients in their claims upon their insurers, negotiating on their behalf to manage the process.