Simon Warr elected as the new RIAD Vice President


15 October 2012 - At the 22nd RIAD Congress held in Prague, Simon Warr was appointed as the new Vice President for RIAD. Working alongside existing Vice President Enrique Ayuso and its newly appointed President, Marie-Emmanuelle Schiltz, he will play an instrumental part in representing the Legal Protection industry across Europe.

Simon and AmTrust have been involved with the organisation for a number of years and Simon has been one of the UK representatives on the General Council for the past 3 years. This has enabled them to take an active part in the development of the various legislative and other issues that shape the Legal Expenses industry.

Simon commented:

“The Vice President’s position is an honour and will allow me to continue to be involved in the work that RIAD does.  We are in a time of great change, and consequent opportunity, within our industry worldwide and this position will ensure that I can work with the board to ensure these opportunities are seized.”  “It is also wonderful for AmTrust to have representation at an international level given the current developments in the provision of legal services, the on-going debate over free choice of lawyer and numerous Europe wide harmonisations of legal procedures.”


AmTrust Europe Limited
Denise Johnson – European Marketing Manager
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Antje Fedderke
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Editors Notes:

Simon Warr Biography
Simon Warr is Underwriting Manager at AmTrust Law and has been working in the legal expenses industry since 1989.

RIAD is the International Association of Legal Protection Insurers and was founded in 1969 in Rome as “Rencontres Internationales des Assureurs Défense” in order to promote, as an independent organisation, the interests of specialists in legal protection of 8 European countries. Since then, the Association has grown considerably and represents today more than 60 undertakings from 17 European countries, Canada, South America, South Africa and Australia. RIAD Members carry on specialised services in the area of legal protection insurance, in particular providing legal advice, representing insured persons out-of-court as well as in-court, and bearing the costs of legal proceedings. RIAD Members generate premium income of over €2.65bn and as facilitators of access to law and justice, contribute to the welfare of their insureds. More about RIAD:

AmTrust Europe Limited (AEL)

AmTrust Europe Limited provides general insurance products and support services to partners, focusing on property, casualty, specialty risk, accident and health, legal and warranty insurance products. AmTrust Europe is committed to disciplined underwriting focusing on niche products, low-hazard risks and serving its client’s needs. AmTrust Europe has been awarded an A.M.Best financial rating of ‘A’ (Excellent). AmTrust Law is a trading style of AmTrust Europe Limited.