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Employee Benefits Consultancy

Your staff are your single biggest cost and resource.  In a top-end service profession where reputation and trust are critical to success, retaining and rewarding your best people is vitally important.

Lockton Benefits UK specialises in employee benefits, particularly group programmes such as medical and dental insurance, death in service and disability cover.

Our in-depth market knowledge enables us to provide benchmarks for clients, and to provide financial projections to evaluate insured and self-insured solutions. We take a consultative approach, and will take the time to understand your specific goals and design a programme that fits your needs.

The benefits market can be commoditised and transactional.  Regardless of your size or location we will provide a personal, tailored service, aggressively negotiating best-value coverage, and implementing a service plan. You will have the same dedicated service team throughout the entire process - enabling us to anticipate your needs and create accountability.

Our services include:

  • Strategic benefit design
  • Benchmarking and audit
  • Data capture and analysis
  • Global programme management
  • Employee wellbeing, and benefit integration
  • M&A due diligence, and harmnisation
  • Projection of claims costs
  • Claims advocacy
  • Risk financing solutions

To find out how we can assist you, contact our Employee Benefits Team

Case study: assisting our client in the conduct of a lender claim

Our client, a top 50 UK law firm, acted for a very well known businessman in the purchase of various commercial properties.  The purchase agreements were extremely complex and required various short term loans.  Aspects of the loan agreements were backed by solicitor's undertakings.  Regrettably, the underlying client failed to put our client in funds in time for it to satisfy the undertakings it had given.  The Lenders then pursued a claim against our client.

A claim was presented to our client's PI Insurers, who tried to refuse indemnity by claiming that the undertakings were not given in the course of our client's legal practice.  We argued against the Insurers and their lawyers that this was not the case and assisted the client in properly formulating the supporting information and documents to prove that the undertakings were indeed given in the course of the client's legal practice.

The Insurers eventually conceded that two of the three undertakings were in fact given in the course of our client's practice and we ensured that our client was in receipt of the settlement funds within five days.  In addition, we negotiated that our client should maintain complete control of the recovery proceedings so that they could maintain the confidentiality of the transactions as well as contain any professional embarrassment that might have ensued.  The final part of our negotiations was to ensure that any recovery would be in favour of our client in the first instance.

To Contact Us By Phone

Our Master Policy Switchboard is available 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday (except for public holidays, when we are closed). Master Policy Switchboard: 0131 345 5599