Meet the team

Andy Dishamps

I joined James Hallam in December 2014 specifically to head up the Real Estate Division. My career in insurance spans over 30 years from starting out at an insurer, Sun Alliance, before becoming a broker in 1989. I have a broad experience in all classes of insurance including Construction but I specialise in the Property Owners sector. I particularly like meeting clients and building strong relationships.

I’m a keen cricketer and have been club secretary for my local team for what seems like an eternity! My other interests include golf, skiing, gym, travelling and watching sport.

Andy Dischamps
Divisional Director

Alan Sokolowski

I have had a distinguished career in insurance broking for the past 40 years looking after my many clients, both private and corporate.

In 2016, I set up AS Investments Ltd (t/as James Hallam Real Estate which is an Appointed Representative of James Hallam Ltd), of which I am Executive Director. Both Andy Dischamps and Daniel Hanington, who are employed by James Hallam, continue to work closely with me, providing administrative support.

I not only specialise in Property insurances, which for many years I have been a niche broker, but also deal with most other general insurance classes of insurance.

I am innovative and set up one of the first specialist schemes for LVT disputes along with bespoke policy covers for many of my property clients.

I have been married for 38 years and have 3 children, love travelling and enjoy playing golf.

Alan Sokolowski
Executive Director



I have worked as a Senior Account Handler at James Hallam Real Estate since 2014. I work closely with Andy Dischamps and have done for over 10 years. In that time I have developed strong relationships with our clients. During my career in insurance, I have covered many areas including Household, Motor, High Net Worth, Commercial and Property Owners.

Outside of the office, I am a motor enthusiast, love to travel, enjoy football, socialising with my friends and attending music events.

Daniel Hanington
Senior Account Handler

What our clients say

…We are brokers ourselves and a broker-to-broker relationship has the potential to be a tricky one for obvious reasons. Not so with the James Hallam Real Estate team. They are a great bunch to work with
and are always respectful of our client relationships…

Tommy Hodgson, Director, Eggar Forrester.

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