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Charles Taylor launches specialty lines practice

Insurance services and claims firm Charles Taylor has launched a specialty lines practice, which will be led by Laetitia Fouquet and Nicholas La Stella. Charles Taylor Adjusting’s (CTA) specialty lines practice brings together financial institutions and commercial crime, professional indemnity, D&O, cyber, trade credit and political risks, specie and fine art, and contingency and entertainment specialisms.

According to Charles Taylor, the team comprises more than 80 specialist adjusters, “with a wealth of experience gained over many years of handling assignments all over the world for global clients”, adding: “The team’s expert adjusters direct and control the assignments and are supported by a network of local support from loss adjusters in Charles Taylor’s network of 120 locations in 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.”

Ms Fouquet and Mr La Stella will lead as co-heads of speciality lines. Andy Rice, managing director, property, casualty, technical and special risks, said: “With the launch of specialty lines, we bring together selected class-leading products under the overall direction and leadership of Laetitia Fouquet and Nicholas La Stella. Laetitia and Nicholas are recognised leaders in their respective fields and are well placed to take the business forward and promote the availability of these services to our clients across the globe.”

Ms Fouquet is based in the London head office. She joined Charles Taylor in 2014, having gained experience in handling liability claims within a law firm. At CTA, she developed a particular expertise in cyber claims and since 2019 has held the role as Charles Taylor’s global head of cyber.

Mr La Stella has been with Charles Taylor for more than ten years and has vast experience in a wide range of specialty lines claims, products liability/recall claims, and insurance/reinsurance audit. During his career with CTA, he has been based in Miami, London and Rome, where he opened Charles Taylor Adjusting’s first Italian office. He recently relocated to Barcelona to open and lead the office.

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