Crawford & Company names new legal services president

Spencer joined Crawford in 2016 from private practice to set up Crawford Legal Services in the UK

Crawford and Company, the independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporations, has appointed Jason Spencer as its new global president, Crawford Legal Services.

In his new role, Spencer is responsible for operational delivery, strategy and growth within the legal sector. He will report to Crawford president, Joseph Blanco.

Spencer joined Crawford in 2016 from private practice to set up Crawford Legal Services in the UK. Following the successful launch and growth of the UK legal business, Spencer was “instrumental” in Crawford’s acquisition of HBA Group in Australia, and since the recent acquisition of Crawford Carvallo in Chile.

The firm said he is developing Crawford’s legal capability in a number of other territories.

Prior to joining Crawford, Spencer held multiple leadership roles. He has been a senior partner with national and international law firms and a leader in the development and launch of legal and business solutions.

Blanco said: “This appointment is a testament to the quality of talent we have within our organisation.

“As Crawford looks to reimagine and declutter both the insurance and legal ecosystems, I am certain that Jason will create value for our clients by cultivating Crawford’s legal service offerings around the world in support of our purpose to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities.”

Spencer added: “The opportunity exists for a connected local and global legal service offering. Crawford is already a leader in many of the existing and targeted growth territories, and legal services share the same sales channels and market entry points as the wider Crawford business.

“Offering a range of bundled and unbundled legal services forms a significant part of our diversification strategy and supports our goal to be the embedded partner of choice for our clients.”

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