Allianz Legal Protection (ALP), part of Allianz's retail division, has strengthened its finance department with establishment of a new accounts team.

The team will be headed by Chris Johnson, previously management information manager for Allianz Retail, who has been promoted to the newly-created role of Legal Protection accountant.

The team includes two financial analysts, Tracey Parker, who joins from Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants, and Wendy Roberts who makes an internal move.

Johnson said that the creation of this new team will ensure that we are well positioned to meet the opportunities and challenges involved with modelling and shaping the legal expenses environment in the post-Jackson world.

ALP has been a specialist legal protection insurer in the UK since its inception in 1986.