Solo Insurance Services Limited was launched in 2012 to provide a boutique style independent insurance broking service to the real estate industry.

Its directors, all seasoned professionals from the real estate and real estate insurance markets, share a passion for providing clients with expert advice and the highest levels of customer service.

Our philosophy

Our plan is to be different. We place our clients firmly at the centre of everything we do.

By delivering genuinely expert advice and first class deal making ability, in an environment where the highest standards of service are a prerequisite, it is our ambition to become a trusted and irreplaceable extension of your in-house team.

Our services

Our profession is insurance, but our expertise is real estate. We firmly believe that there is no substitute for dealing with a broker that understands your industry, and for that reason we aim to provide you with a one stop shop of services including:

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Review and interpretation of all due diligence reports; advising on corporate acquisitions; providing accurate insurance costs to assist with financial modelling; review and negotiation of lenders clauses in loan documents; arranging bespoke Transactional Liability Indemnity insurance.

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Cost Effective Insurance Placement

Buildings, Loss of Rent & Service Charge, Public Liability, Employers Liability, Mechanical Breakdown of Plant, Statutory Plant Inspection Services, Environmental Impairment Liability, Legal Indemnities including Restrictive Covenants, Rights of Light, Defective Title and Judicial Review, Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers Liability.

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Contract Review

Leases, JCT construction contracts, loan documents, Sale & Purchase agreements, Property Management agreements, Investment Management agreements, Operating agreements.

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Day to Day Support

Claims Handling, Evidence of Insurance including Tenant Apportionment Certificates, Monitoring of Risk Improvements, direct handling of tenant and property manager enquiries.

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We recognise that our clients have assets and operations in more than one country and are exposed to a variety of difference risks and regulatory environments.  Solo has the experience and specialist skills needed to advise our clients and develop solutions tailored to these overseas requirements.

Andrew Yates

Andrew is Chairman of Solo and has over 30 years experience in real estate finance.

Prior to joining Solo, Andrew was CFO of Halverton REIM LLP, a European real estate fund management business that was sold to an Australian listed property trust in 2007. Andrew had previously been CFO of IOG, and had supervised its IPO in 2002 and subsequent sale to Teesland in 2004.

Whilst at IOG Andrew was instrumental in the acquisition of Thames Insurance, the in-house insurance broker for Coal Board Pension Funds.

Prior to Andrew’s involvement with IOG he had been in the finance function of various private and public vehicles principally in the real estate sector. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Judith Cooper

Judith is Managing Director and founding member of Solo and has over 20 years real estate insurance experience.

Judith began her real estate insurance career at Thames Insurance Services – the in-house insurance and risk management operation for the Coal Board Pension Fund property portfolio. Judith later moved on to become a Client Director at Aon, Willis and Marsh. Judith was responsible for a wide range of real estate clients across the UK and Europe.

Between 2007 and 2009 Judith moved from the real estate insurance broking sector to become Insurance Manager at GPT Halverton Ltd. GPT Halverton was a fund and asset management company, operating in 6 countries across Europe, managing 7 Funds in the industrial retail and office sectors. Judith was responsible for every aspect of GPT Halverton’s insurance and risk management programmes.

Candice Sammeroff

Candice Sammeroff is a Director of Solo and has over 15 years’ experience in the real estate sector.

Prior to entering the insurance sector, Candice practiced as a Real Estate Lawyer for 10 years, transacting across the UK and Europe where she acted for a wide range of clients including leading property companies, funds, lending institutions, prime retailers, charities and private clients. In 2010, she moved into the real estate insurance market place, running the business development arm of Marsh Real Estate. During this time she advised a diverse client base, ranging from the largest European real estate funds to private individuals as well as advising lenders, accountants and solicitors. With her wide network and commercial, fresh approach, she brings a new dimension to real estate insurance. Her in depth knowledge of the market sector overlaid to her legal background allows her to deliver that extra insight to clients, by looking at the wider picture and helping clients’ needs across the board in relation to real estate transactions

Candice is also co-chair of the Props committee , the real estate arm of the prestigious children’s charity, Variety, that hosts The Props lunch, held in May and The Props breakfast, held in November each year.

Vicky Keene

Vicky joined Solo in July 2014, taking the role of Client Executive having worked in Insurance for 11 years, specialising in Real Estate from the beginning.

Vicky previously worked at Marsh since 2003 progressing through various job roles until most recently as a Senior Client Adviser combined with being a Team Leader, managing a team of 8.

In her Client Adviser role, Vicky had responsibility of managing the day to day servicing of a number of Large and Complex Clients including preparing documentation and answering technical queries. In more recent years, Vicky has gained a lot of experience working on Multinational Clients and has worked with local offices to place insurance in over 15 European Territories.

Freddie Evans

 Freddie is a Client Advisor at Solo having joined the team in August 2016.

He joined Solo after graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in History.

Freddie worked with Solo as an Intern in June and July 2015.

He also has other experience in the insurance market working with Lloyd’s brokers; JLT and Marsh, and in the real estate sector with JLL Hong Kong.

He will be responsible for advising and servicing a number of real estate clients.

Will Salmon

Will is Office Manager.

Will worked in real estate previously, as Team Assistant with GPT Halverton and before that as a lettings negotiator. He has experience managing the offices of ScooterMAN, Site Code web design and more recently where he was Operations and Business Development Manager for a leading sports Psychologist.

Sam Leader

Samuel joined SOLO Insurance Services Ltd in October 2015 where he is responsible for servicing a number of real estate clients and dealing with technical queries.

He previously worked for Chambers and Newman Ltd in Mayfair where he looked after a number of residential and commercial property portfolios and gained valuable experience in the real estate market.

Prior to starting his career in the insurance sector, Samuel completed a degree in Journalism at Teesside University.

Marcus Potter

Marcus is a Client Advisor at Solo, joining the team in October 2015.

He joined the team with 5 years’ experience specializing in commercial property from the outset.

Marcus previously worked for a regional broker and a managing general agent, so appreciates both a broking and underwriters perspective.

During his time at these positions his skills and knowledge of the property sector where developed and enhanced and is now a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


Solo expands the team with two new appointments

Sam Leader and Marcus Potter have joined the team in the role of client adviser. Sam joins from Chambers &…

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Solo is attending the PROPS Breakfast supporting Variety Children’s Charity

Solo is host at The Props Breakfast which is taking place at The Dorchester on Tuesday, 13th October. The “PROPS”…

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Solo is attending Expo Real on 5th-7th October 2015

Solo will be attending Expo Real on 5th – 7th October 2015 which will be held in Messe, Munich. Expo…

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Get in touch

Why not drop in for a coffee and a chat?

We’re just down the road from Monument or Bank, and love guests. If you want to find out what a boutique insurance service is, drop into Solo HQ to see how we can help.

Solo Insurance Services

Second floor, 25-26 Lime Street, London EC3M 7HR