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UK brokers consider us to be the market leader for legal insurance.
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As part of a global insurance group with our own law firm and multiple offices in the UK and Ireland, we have experience, scale and strength, and an impressive portfolio of products and services.
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How we grew to become UK leaders in legal expenses insurance.
The origins of legal expenses insurance can be traced back to the Le Mans motor racing event in France. In 1917 a mutual company was set up called Defense Automobile et Sportive (DAS), offering insurance for motor accidents, fire and theft, and ‘vigorous active protection to look after your interests if you are the victim of an incident on the highway for which you are not to blame, and which has only caused loss to your car and yourselves’.
The concept spread throughout Europe and in 1926 a second LEI provider, also named DAS (Deutscher Automobil Schutz), but not related to the French organisation, was established in Geneva.
DAS spread across Europe, and with demand fuelled by motorists who were rapidly discovering foreign travel on four wheels, subsidiaries were established in Austria, and Italy (both in 1955) and Spain (1958). The Netherlands, Greece, Luxembourg and Belgium soon followed.
In 1958, DAS became the first insurance company in Germany to computerise its policy administration system; a testament to the pioneering spirit which still drives us today.
In terms of our UK journey, DAS UK Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd was set up in 1975 and we’ve been in pole position ever since.
Today UK brokers consider us to be the market leader for legal expenses insurance. We are also the largest UK provider of the legal expenses insurance market.
70% of brokers see DAS as a market leader
70% of brokers see DAS as a market leader
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As part of a global insurance group with our own law firm and offices in the UK and Ireland, we have experience, scale and strength, and an impressive portfolio of products and services.
We believe that greater awareness of legal expenses insurance requires better communication - from the whole industry. That’s why we provide our partners and brokers with easy access to comprehensive tools and suites of information to help explain how our products and services work.
As renowned specialists in protecting businesses and individuals for over 40 years, we’re here for you.
Our vision is simple, we will always strive to be 'First for Justice' for all our customers and business partners, and everything we do as a business embodies this goal.
DAS UK Group is part of the international network of DAS companies owned by the ERGO Insurance Group.
Our well-connected, multi-site business enjoys a strong national and regional presence across the UK and Ireland.
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DAS UK Group is one of the latest signatories to a national initiative designed to increase awareness of terminal illness in the workplace.
DAS UK Group has been shortlisted for Marketing Team of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM) ‘Marketing Excellence Awards 2019’.
As part of its ‘Diversity and Inclusion Week’, DAS UK Group has become a member of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance charity.
DAS UK Group’s Recruitment team has won the ‘Best Recruitment Team in the Professional Services Sector’ award at the annual In-House Recruitment Awards.
The DAS recruitment team has been shortlisted for three awards at this week’s In-House Recruitment Awards.
DAS UK Group’s Customer Contact Centre is shortlisted in the ‘Best Small Contact Centre of the Year’ category at this week’s European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA).
DAS UK Group’s Marketing team has won the Marketing/PR Team of the Year award at the 2018 Insurance Marketing & PR Awards.
DAS UK Group has been awarded a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, has launched a new suite of commercial products that will be available on the company’s new quote and buy web portal – DAS Connect – which goes live today.
Last night’s South West Contact Centre Awards at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol saw DAS UK Group’s Matthew Tudball awarded the title of Customer Service Representative of the Year.
DAS UK Group’s Bristol Contact Centre team has been shortlisted in three categories at tonight’s South West Contact Centre Awards.
DAS UK Group’s Marketing team has been shortlisted for Marketing/PR Team of the Year at the 2018 Insurance Marketing & PR Awards.
DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, has launched four new corporate websites to enhance its online presence.