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Alastair Whiteside


Alastair is a major loss team leader and has handled and managed losses ranging in value to over £100m, and handles general commercial claims from ground up, particularly in the retail, manufacturing and hotel and leisure sectors. He manages a significant number of large UK and multi-national accounts which result in regular assignments overseas, when he works closely with our local vrs partners. Home/foreign claims are now an area in which he is receiving increasing support.

Having joined McLarens Toplis in 1980, Alastair became a director in 1997, then a member of the Executive Board on the company’s acquisition by Capita, remaining a member of the adjusting team throughout its development into Vericlaim. Alastair left Capita in 2003 only to rejoin in 2004 to form Teceris and work in a senior client facing/claims handling role. He has handled major property and business interruption claims since the mid 1980s, both in the UK and internationally and headed the team that successfully handled the largest PD/BI loss in the UK for more than a decade at a south Wales steel works. His extensive experience provides innovative solutions to difficult claims.

Alastair is well known in the insurer and broker markets, where he is recognised as having invaluable knowledge and an ability to find innovative solutions to difficult claims. Having worked in the UK regions, London and overseas he is familiar with local customs and practices which is often an essential ingredient for the successful handling of claims at all levels.