Broker network Steadfast picked up an international award last week, after beating off stiff competition from several major insurers.
Robert Kelly, CEO of Steadfast, told Insurance Business that the network wouldn’t be able to provide the same level of broker support without its exemplary legal team.
“The legal team is integral to our business and they have forged excellent relationships with our agencies and brokers from the top down,” he said. “They have great commercial acumen, quickly grasp complex insurance issues and work with a sense of urgency.”
According to event organisers, finalists in the category were judged on the quantity, quality, importance and innovativeness of work during calendar year 2018 and Kelly agreed that the legal team has excelled across all areas.
“When having difficult conversations about legal or commercial risk, they tend to provide an alternative option on how we can do something,” he told Insurance Business. “They genuinely want to help grow the business and execute the business strategy.”
Kelly also said the team is far from a standalone unit and works seamlessly alongside the business to drive its broker-focussed strategy forward.
“They think like lawyers but talk the language of our business which is people and insurance,” he said.