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Based in the London Insurance Market next to Lloyd’s we are a niche firm of chartered loss adjusters with

extensive experience in high end complex claims in a variety of industries, businesses and professions.

Specialist areas of expertise include Complex and Major Loss, Product Liability and Recall, Professional Indemnity and Financial Loss.

We have experience in a wide cross section of industries but particular expertise in the agriculture, forestry, horticulture, aquaculture and food industries together with the transportation and IT sectors.

David Martin the Director of Adept Adjusting is a Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Insurance Practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in the industry.

Mike Wagstaff is our Company Administrator and also brings specialist expertise to IT and Transport related claims.


David Martin

David Martin

David initially trained at Agricultural College and worked in farming before commencing his career in Loss Adjusting in 1976. He worked for Ellis and Buckle and post merger with Cunningham Lindsey for almost 30 years. This was initially as a general adjuster and manager before concentrating on

complex and major loss. He was part of their Specialist Adjusting Unit and during that time led the initial response to two of the largest claims resulting from the first IRA terrorist bomb in the City. In 2005 he became a founding partner and director of Adjusting Solutions. In 2012 he became a founding Director of Applied Claims Consultancy and in January 2013 formed Adept Adjusting.

David specialises in Product Liability claims especially (but not exclusively) in agriculture, horticulture and the food industry. He also has expertise in financial loss, particularly Business Interruption and Professional Indemnity claims. His experience extends to a detailed understanding of risk managed programmes and the requirements of the corporate market. It also includes the railway industry as David managed the claims programme for railway infrastructure for a number of years..

Mike Wagstaff

Mike Wagstaff

Mike commenced a long career in Information Technology in 1975 and in 1988 Mike joined St Paul Re as a Programmer Analyst. Later in 1993 Mike was transferred to St Paul International (Now Travelers) to become Senior Network Analyst responsible for the company’s worldwide data networks. During his time with St Paul Mike became increasingly involved with IT based claims, advising claims staff.

Finally in 2003 Mike moved into claims handling on a full time basis firstly with Houston Casualty and then in 2005 he became one of the founder members of Adjusting Solutions LLP where he assisted with various Property and Public liability claims.

Mike now specialises (but not exclusively) in Property claims and also provides administrative support in general claims handling.