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Head of Major Loss - North

Darren Anderton

Head of Major Loss - North


Darren’s adjusting career started with Brocklehursts in 1988 after 4 years in the claims departments of Legal and General and RSA, both in Manchester.

In 1996, he moved to McLarens, Manchester, developing his technical skills to become part of the Complex and Major Loss Team in 2002. He joined MYI UK from Teceris in January 2010.

Darren has wide ranging experience in all types of losses, including high value Real Estate, Hospitality, Aerospace, Food and Drink Industry and Public Sector claims, particularly Education.

His catastrophe experience includes the 1996 IRA bomb in Manchester and in 2011 he acted for the Greater Manchester and Merseyside Police authorities; handling claims made against them for damage caused during the riots that year.  Other catastrophe work includes many UK flood and storm events and Darren also undertook Caribbean assignments following Hurricane Irma in 2017.


  • City centre Real Estate fire (£2 Million)
  • Flood damage to multiple sheltered housing units (£1.5 Million) – BIA major Loss of the Year – finalist.
  • School fire – multiple seats of fire across the school estate (£3 Million)
  • Accidental damage to transonic wind tunnel (£800 K)
  • Flood damage to aerospace testing and evaluation facility – (£16 Million)
  • Fire damage to lime kiln (£4.5 Million)
  • Flood damage to primary school (£1.25 Million)
  • Food Industry fire at chicken/poultry processing factory (£9 Million)
  • City centre restaurant fire (£1 Million)
  • Drinks Industry fire – soft-drinks manufacturing site (£11 Million)
  • Hotel fire property damage and business interruption (£10 Million). Winner – British Claims Award Major Loss of the Year 2022
  • Hotel Fire (£50 Million)
  • Fire in Grade II listed residential apartment block fire – 105 apartments. Buildings plus Loss of Rent/AA (£15 million). BIA major Loss of the Year – finalist.
  • Waste Recycling Plant fire – MD/BI (£10 million)

Office Address / Contact Information

3 Hardman Square,
M3 3EB
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Additional Expertise

Complex and Major Loss, Real Estate, Defence/Aerospace/Security, Hospitality, Education/Public Sector, Manufacturing, Retail, Food and Drink, Financial Risks, Construction and Engineering, International

Adjuster Experience

40 years 1984

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