Bruce succeeds Anthony Gruppo who is set to retire in early 2022.
Jelf, now Marsh Commercial, had last year accused DRP and three former Jelf employees of orchestrating a coordinated team move, breaching contracts, soliciting Jelf’s clients and using Jelf’s confidential information.
DRP denies client and staff poaching claims and accuses Jelf of unlawfully accessing private conversations, while Jelf replies that DRP's defence contains “much irrelevant and often inaccurate information”.
Exclusive: The broker has handed back cash following an internal review and admits some clients were not offered the most competitive terms between 2012 and 2018.
Tim Mortimer has joined the Bradford-headquartered broker with the aim to grow its commercial division.
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The former Jelf boss had been chairman of both Broker Network and Compass since April 2018.
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Phil Barton, alongside Stuart Reid and Chris Jelf, has formed the broker from MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile, with initial £25m investment from Capital Z.
The venture, which is a combination of five existing brokers - MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile - is led by former Jelf boss Barton, with Chris Jelf as commercial director.
Court documents reveal Jelf believes its losses total over £1.2m.
David Hopwood promises the business "won't ignore" members' reasons for joining a particular network.
Ida Axling predicts further changes on the networks scene after Marsh Commercial combines its three propositions.
Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership to become single networks proposition led by David Hopwood as Marsh Commercial seeks to align more closely with Marsh.
Broker’s trade and assets will be integrated as part of Marsh in April or May 2020.
As Brewin is set to retire no replacement has been announced for the network which became part of Marsh following its 2015 Jelf acquisition.
The former Axa and Bluefin director remains in his role at broker Hamilton Fraser.
Seven members of staff have joined the Laceby branch from the recently closed Grimsby office.
James Packer will look after Scottish business that Brunel had placed with its southern offices.
Anthony Gruppo, CEO at Marsh Commercial, discusses the changes that brokers can make to their businesses in 2020.
This year's top stories featured MS Amlin, Tokio Marine Kiln, Marsh Commercial, Ardonagh, Gallagher and Amanda Blanc.
This month brought about the return of Amanda Blanc to insurance as she accepted roles at Aviva, ERS, and Trov.
The closure of 14 branches by Marsh Commercial caught the attention of readers in November, as Insurance Age announced the Top 100 independent brokers for 2019.
The arrival of Autumn brought a turbulent month for the industry, with several big name departures and arrivals.