The owner of personal injury firm Minster Law, the BLG Group, has announced an exclusive arrangement with an insurance company with access to 200,000 customers.

BLG, which also owns the price comparison website, has announced a five-year agreement with Towergate for access to its network of brokers.

Towergate already works with the BGL Group in an insurer capacity, sitting on the panel of a number of its brands. The new agreement sees BGL centralise claims customer handling on Towergate’s behalf.

David Downie, group director of legal services for the BGL Group, said: ‘Insurers and brokers today are increasingly seeking to offer exceptional end-to-end claims services, at what can often be a difficult time for the customer.’

He added: ‘BGL Legal Services is pleased to be able to provide a fully compliant and customer-centric commercial model in a post-LASPO world. We will continue to work closely with Towergate to ensure the new model is a success across its 100-strong branch network.’

The BGL Group, which employs more than 3,000 people, became the first insurance company to buy a law firm in May last year in a deal that was described as the biggest outright sale of a practice to date.

Minster Law, which is based in York and Wakefield, has grown rapidly since it was formed in 2006.

As of last summer the firm had a headcount of more than 800 people, of whom around 200 were fee-earners.