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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, 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.
Awards & recognition
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DAS UK Group’s Bristol Contact Centre team has been shortlisted in three categories at the South West Contact Centre Awards.
DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, has launched four new corporate websites to enhance its online presence.
Significant numbers of UK consumers are failing to take the most basic online precautions according to new research from DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, and HSB Engineering Insurance.
DAS UK Group has signed a major partnership deal to provide personal legal expenses insurance for Legal & General’s home insurance policies.
Adrienne O’Sullivan, CEO of DAS Ireland, the country’s leading legal expenses insurer, has become the first woman to receive the Insurance Institute of Dublin’s annual President’s Award.
DAS UK Group has become the world’s first legal expenses insurer to launch an innovative new Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo.
DAS UK Group won silver in the ‘Best Quality Management Team’ category at the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards.
DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, has partnered with campervan and motorhome insurance specialist VM Insurance to provide a bespoke motor breakdown scheme for motorhomes and campervans.
DAS’ multi award-winning Customer Understanding initiative has been shortlisted in tonight’s 2017 Insurance Times Awards.
DAS scooped awards for ‘Performance and Quality’ and ‘Team Leader of the Year’ at the South West Contact Centre Forum (SWCCF) Awards held in Bristol last week.