About Us

When your needs demand something different, we deliver individual solutions for individual clients

Founded in 1987 and based in Hertfordshire, we are a dynamic, customer-focused organisation providing intelligent and impartial advice to businesses and private clients across the UK.

We manage the insurance risks that you, your company and your employees face and deliver innovative solutions to minimise the impact on you and your business.

We help our clients identify current and emerging risks, and develop and implement robust risk management strategies to support success.

You will find our service principles and our open and honest approach to our client relationships reflect what is important to you – an independent insurance broker with integrity, expertise and ability.

“Technology may drive innovation but smart insurance will protect your future”

Key Personnel

  • Lee Cohen
    Lee Cohen

    Managing Director

    Lee entered the insurance industry in 1981 and together with Jill Hamilton, founded the business of Hamilton Leigh in 1987. In addition to many other …

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  • Jill Hamilton
    Jill Hamilton

    Broking & Operations Director

    Jill, a shareholding director of Hamilton Leigh, has worked in the insurance industry since 1979. She began underwriting for a major composite insurance company on …

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  • Paul Staines
    Paul Staines

    Account Director

    Paul has forged a career in the insurance industry that has continued over 28 years and has been with Hamilton Leigh since 2001. Paul is …

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  • Alexandra Hamilton
    Alexandra Hamilton

    Business Manager

    Alex graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Film Production and Technology. She began work at Hamilton Leigh in the Claims Department and after 4 …

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  • Gaynor Snell
    Gaynor Snell

    Head of Retail Broking

    Gaynor has had a successful career in the insurance broking industry since 1990 and joined Hamilton Leigh in 2003. She is currently studying towards a …

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  • Christopher Cann
    Christopher Cann

    Head of Commercial Broking

    Christopher is a knowledgeable Client Service Executive who joined Hamilton Leigh in 2014 and has been in the insurance industry since 2007. He has in-depth …

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  • Jason Cohen
    Jason Cohen

    Client Sales Executive

    Jason is our Client Sales Executive and joined Hamilton Leigh in 2019. He graduated in 2015 with a BA (Hons) and gained substantial experience in …

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  • Michelle Abraham
    Michelle Abraham

    Client Service Executive

    Corporate

    Michelle has extensive experience in client services and has achieved a Dip CII qualification since graduating with BSc Hons in Management. As a valued member …

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  • Liam Moore
    Liam Moore

    Client Service Executive

    Liam, joined our broking team in 2020 with over 5 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance. As someone who demonstrates strong client relationship skills, is very …

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  • Regina van der Leeuw
    Regina van der Leeuw

    Client Service Executive

    Regina has been working in the insurance industry since 1998 dealing primarily with HNW clients.  Cert CII qualified, Regina joined Hamilton Leigh in 2020 and …

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  • Danielle Andrews
    Danielle Andrews

    Client Service Executive

    SME

    Danielle has worked in insurance since 1996 dealing with Personal lines/High Net Worth. In 2013 she moved into an SME role and joined Hamilton Leigh …

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  • Rachel Forbes
    Rachel Forbes

    Claims Executive

    Rachel graduated in 2013 with a BSc in Electronic Engineering. She joined Hamilton Leigh’s Claims Department in September 2019 bringing with her 5 years of …

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  • Avni Kakaiya
    Avni Kakaiya

    Claims Handler

    Avni graduated in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Marketing. She joined Hamilton Leigh’s Claims Department in January 2020 with 2 years motor trade claims …

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  • Deborah Gates
    Deborah Gates

    Compliance & HR Manager

    Deborah has worked within the insurance industry for 25 years, experiencing both insurer and broker elements, before finding her niche within compliance 16 years ago. …

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  • Jasmin Suniaga
    Jasmin Suniaga

    Accounts Supervisor

    Jasmin is our Accounts Supervisor hailing from Venezuela with 20 years’ experience in accountancy and the Insurance industry. Jasmin has a passion for dancing, adventure …

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  • Karen Watson
    Karen Watson

    Director's PA & Receptionist

    Karen has been with Hamilton Leigh for over 20 years as the Directors’ PA. She knows everything Hamilton Leigh. Outside of her role she also …

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  • Loraine Blumenblatt
    Loraine Blumenblatt

    Credit Control & Accounts Support

    Loraine has worked for Hamilton Leigh for many years as the credit controller and support to the accounts manager. Loraine works part time and on …

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Hamilton Leigh looks for bright, enthusiastic people to join our team and help us achieve our goals. You will become part of a professional and friendly team, developing and growing your skills and abilities.

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