Merlin Underwriting partners with DAS Legal Protection

Partnership to offer legal expense insurance to construction and contractor professionals

Ottawa, ON (Jan. 8, 2019) – Merlin Underwriting Inc. announces its partnership with DAS Legal Protection Inc. (DAS) to offer further protection to their construction and contractor customers.

“Legal Expense Insurance coverage further supports Merlin’s vision to give their clients maximum protection, supported by an efficient, convenient, and streamlined customer experience,” said Daniel Moses, EVP & Chief Underwriting Officer of Merlin Underwriting Inc.

Legal Expense Insurance coverage is now included on the Merlin Trades program – on a Mandatory basis for small, less complex risks, and on an Offer and Acceptance basis for large, more complex constructions and contractor risks – effective January 1, 2019.

“Merlin Underwriting strives to provide flexible and practical solutions along with a unique underwriting approach for business and exposures in the construction and contractors segment. Partnering with DAS, the market leader for Legal Expense Insurance, provides our customers with an additional layer of protection. Legal Expense Insurance helps us better care for our customers in an increasingly complex and litigious society,” explains Daniel.

Alex Manning, vice president of sales & marketing at DAS, says, “DAS is delighted to partner with Merlin to include Legal Expense Insurance for their construction and contractor customers. Through LEI coverage from Merlin, Trades customers will enjoy unlimited access to legal information, plus financial coverage for a range of everyday legal events. The Merlin partnership reaffirms our vision to provide Canadians with access to justice.”

About Merlin Underwriting

Merlin Underwriting Inc. was established in 2017 as a Canadian specialty Managing General Agent (MGA), with a focus on construction and contractor-specific insurance solutions. The Merlin Underwriting team is filling a void and/or disconnect between the necessary coverage available for construction projects, and the way claims have been traditionally managed. To learn more, please visit

About DAS Legal Protection Inc.

DAS Legal Protection Inc. (DAS) is the Canadian market leader and Managing General Agent (MGA) specializing exclusively in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and corporate partners, we create access to justice solutions so Canadian individuals, families, and business owners can protect themselves from legal expenses, be empowered to pursue or defend their legal rights, and have unlimited access to legal resources. DAS Legal Expense Insurance policies are underwritten by Temple Insurance Company, and both companies are members of the Munich Re (Group). To learn more, please visit


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