Agrical develops high net worth private client division

Agrical, the privately owned loss adjuster, is developing its service to high net worth underwriters and brokers; two directors have been appointed, extra resource added and a new identity created for the division.  Agrical Private Clients is a natural extension to the core loss adjusting and ancillary services the company already provides.

The service is aimed at underwriters and brokers operating in the high net worth market.  Agrical Private Clients will handle claims involving historic, listed and non-listed properties, contents – including fine art, antiques and jewellery – outbuildings, gardens and grounds.

Bob Morris, divisional director, Agrical Private Clients, said:

Agrical employs a highly qualified team of adjusters with a vast range of experience in dealing with claims on buildings and possessions insured in the high net worth market.  This qualification and experience, combined with a real appreciation of the culture, lifestyle and expectations of property owners, is fundamental to our private client business philosophy.”

Agrical Private Clients has appointed two divisional directors – Bob Morris, responsible for business development and Richard Wakeham, responsible for operations.  Bob has over 30 years experience as a loss adjuster with particular expertise in complex high net worth losses.  Richard was Agrical’s London & Lloyd’s Market Manager. He is experienced in estates, equine, thoroughbred racing and bloodstock claims. (Please see biographies in Notes to Editors.)

Agrical Private Clients – the service

The adjusting team, made up of Chartered Surveyors and loss adjusters, has an extensive range of technical expertise which means they can take quick and decisive action in the event of a complex claim.  They have a detailed understanding of the architectural and constructional aspects of high value listed properties; expertise in restoration; they understand listed building planning protocols; and can advise on forensic services, rebuilding cost assessments and building defect or failure diagnostics.

For contents claims, the company has retained valuation and restoration experts, specialist advisors in fine art, antiques, jewellery, soft furnishings and valuables, and a network of specialist art recovery investigators.

Agrical prides itself on an in-depth understanding of this market place.  This combined with a discrete and empathetic approach means they offer the high level of service which is expected in this market.


Notes to Editors:

Richard Wakeham MRICS ACII

Richard was the London & Lloyd’s Market Manager for Agrical. He is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Insurer, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, and a Member of the Royal Agricultural College. Richard is experienced in estates, equine, thoroughbred racing and bloodstock claims. He was a rural surveyor for five years and has been a loss adjuster for 13 years.  Prior to this Richard worked in National Hunt Racing as an assistant trainer and amateur jockey.


Bob is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, a FUEDI European Loss Adjusting Expert, and a Fellow of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations.  Bob has over 30 years experience as a loss adjuster and has particular expertise in high net worth complex liability and large losses.

About Agrical

Agrical is a privately owned company dedicated to the provision of loss adjusting and additional services for premium and niche sectors of the insurance market.  Born out of a merger between Morris Associates and Phoenix Chartered Loss Adjusters in 2002, it operates from 22 locations nationally, with its head office based in Tadcaster, and employs 52 people, of whom 24 are either loss adjusters or Chartered Surveyors.  The continued success of this long established business is due to the level of professional and technical skill it provides combined with the highest level of service.

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