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Two new team members in Edinburgh

TL Dallas has appointed two experienced private client insurance brokers in Edinburgh following a succession of new client wins.

Gayle Halliday and Siobhan Smith both join from a local Edinburgh broker and bolster TL Dallas’ now seven strong Edinburgh team, based in Castle Street.

TL Dallas provides trusted insurance and risk management advice to high-net-worth individuals in Edinburgh, the Lothians and further afield, as well as commercial insurance to companies of all sizes and the not-for-profit sector across Scotland.

Gayle said: “I started my career in the insurance industry 12 years ago and I really enjoy the client service side of the job. Helping people make sure they have cover that is tailored to their individual and sometimes complex needs, is really rewarding. I also work hard to negotiate the best possible terms from insurers and make any mid-term adjustments to policies, adding on new cars, fine art or a whisky collection for example at any stage in the year.”

Siobhan said: “Having worked in the industry for 12 years, I have developed excellent client relationships and enjoy using my technical knowledge to ensure that every client gets the best possible cover. I help clients insure their main homes, holiday homes, and listed and heritage buildings. With cover for any collections, artwork, jewellery and cars, as well as travel insurance, I always make sure renewals are handled smoothly.”

Jim Redmond, Private Clients Manager, said: “Both Gail and Siobhan are experienced insurance professionals who are trusted by clients to insure their most valuable assets. They know how essential it is that all eventualities have been thought through and they work carefully with clients to minimise risk and deliver a bespoke package of cover, which makes them ideal appointments for us.”

TL Dallas provides clients with worldwide cover for their belongings, and protection from events such as identity fraud, loss of money, legal expenses, and cybercrime. It arranges policies that involve no, or very few restrictive conditions or warranties. Policies are arranged on a bespoke basis with the benefits and valuables limits typically well in excess of what can be found under ‘standard’ policies.  The firm does not outsource the claims process and instead has a dedicated in-house claims team, which demonstrates its desire to provide the best possible service to its clients.

TL Dallas is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned business that expanded into Scotland in 1993 when it opened an office in Shetland, drawing on its experience in the shipping and textile industries. In 2000, the company opened a second office in Falkirk, before expanding into both Glasgow and Edinburgh in 2011. Edinburgh is also the city where its founder, Thomas Lessels Dallas OBE (great-grandfather of managing director, Polly Staveley) started his business career in commercial shipping insurance, before founding TL Dallas in Bradford in 1919.

Contact Jim Redmond on 0131 322 2638 or email for more information.