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Horwich Farrelly appoints SEC Newgate to raise its corporate profile

By SEC Newgate team
01 November 2021
Financial & Professional Services

The appointment supports its strategy to expand into new sectors and specialisms

The UK’s leading legal advisers to the insurance sector, Horwich Farrelly, has appointed integrated communications agency SEC Newgate, to manage its media relations.

An award-winning specialist legal services firm with a strong track record of defending insurers and advising on counter-fraud strategies over its 50-year history, Horwich Farrelly works closely with most of the leading insurers in the UK and has pioneered contempt of court proceedings in civil claims, being the first to use “contempt of court” as a tool for the industry in the fight against fraud – a tactic which has now become industry standard.

The firm is also home to one of the UK’s leading catastrophic injury teams. Typically managing complex multi-million-pound settlements for claimants with life-changing injuries, the team is also undergoing substantial growth as it expands to advising on abuse claims with sensitivity. In addition, it now has a fast-growing commercial team that is making strides into the commercial litigation market as well as across real estate, employment, and insolvency.

SEC Newgate has been appointed by Horwich Farrelly to manage its media relations as it continues to grow into new markets and specialisms. The Horwich Farrelly team will be led by Director Vanessa Chance, with strategic counsel from Managing Director, Tali Robinson and supported by Jessica Sena and Georgina Procter.

Ronan McCann, CEO and Managing Partner of Horwich Farrelly, said:

“This is a pivotal moment for Horwich Farrelly, as we accelerate our growth as a limited company. We have a fantastic team here and I am continually impressed by their passion and commitment to our clients; as well as their constant drive to innovate and disrupt the status quo to get better outcomes. This is an incredible time for Horwich Farrelly as we continue to build up our expertise and move into new markets.”     

Vanessa Chance, Director, Communications at SEC Newgate, added:

“It is really exciting to be working with Horwich Farrelly. I have seen first-hand the bold steps they have taken in the fight against insurance fraud and am keen to see what they will do next as they expand into new areas. They have a great team, and their energy and genuine enthusiasm for their clients can be seen in everything they do. We are looking forward to working with them as the team looks to build its corporate profile.”

Notes to editors


Vanessa Chance/ Jessica Sena, SEC Newgate

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About Horwich Farrelly

Originally established in 1969 Horwich Farrelly has grown to become one of the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance claims sector. Our size and scale enable us to handle matters across a broad range of volumes and complexity. Our technical excellence and professionalism guarantee high standards for our clients as we consistently exceed expectations.

Horwich Farrelly has been providing specialist services to businesses since its inception. Our role as a trusted adviser is valued by our clients, who comment that our tailored approach is second to none. Clients range from SMEs to household names.

About SEC Newgate

SEC Newgate is focused on achieving positive outcomes through communications, advocacy and research, helping our clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, value and impact locally, nationally and internationally.

We are an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. We work at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes. We are the people you come to with an opportunity to seize or a problem to solve. Our advice is delivered by over 600 professionals across five continents, providing clients with around the clock counsel and support, implementing campaigns wherever they need it.