New Starter – A DUAL Asset Announcement

DUAL Asset Underwriting are pleased to announce our team is once again expanding with the addition of Chris Hammond.

Chris is an Australian qualified solicitor, who was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 2012. Following admission, Chris worked in the Real Estate team at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers in Melbourne until July 2018. Chris has acted for fund managers, listed and unlisted REITs, superannuation funds, utility companies and private and public investors and developers. Chris’ key areas of practice included property due diligence, sales and acquisitions, commercial and retail leasing, development agreements and construction contracts.

Chris joined DUAL Asset in October 2018 after relocating to London. His experience practising as a solicitor for over 6 years and advising clients in relation to a broad range of risks underwritten by DUAL Asset will assist Chris in quickly becoming an independent and pragmatic underwriter.

Chris says: ‘I am really excited about joining such a dynamic and market-leading business. When practising law, I was often frustrated by being unable to offer truly commercial solutions to clients in respect of title and other risks identified. DUAL Asset provides commercial solutions to these problems, which ultimately assists in allowing transactions to proceed. I am particularly looking forward to using my network in Australia to help grow the DUAL Asset business in Australia.’

Ian Keith, Managing Director at DUAL Asset, commented: “Convincing Chris to move from the legal to the insurance sector is a real coup for DUAL Asset. Chris brings a wealth of real estate experience and will help drive our business in the UK, but also in Australia and New Zealand. We are delighted to have Chris join the London team for what I am sure will be the start of a very successful underwriting career.”

Chris can be contacted on +44 (0)20 3808 2463 and