Barrister Matthew Pascall is the latest addition to the expanding commercial team at Temple Legal Protection, joining as Senior Underwriting Manager from November 2017.
Matthew was called to the Bar in 1984 and joined Guildford Chambers two years later. Spending more than 30 years in practice there, he has comprehensive knowledge and experience of the commercial legal sector and he is listed in the current Legal 500 as a Tier 1 barrister.
Matthew has been providing ongoing consultancy services to Temple Legal Protection for some time and therefore has prior insight into the company and has already established productive relationships with our clients. His knowledge of the commercial legal sector and litigation practice will be invaluable to the business, providing specialist experience to lead the commercial litigation insurance team.
Having completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP, David started his career in ATE legal expenses insurance as an Underwriter at Firstassist in 2006 before progressing to a Senior Underwriter position in 2010. He further gained experience in litigation funding as an analyst at Burford Capital, before joining Temple in late 2013.
David has extensive and varied experience in risk analysis, case management and long-term relationship management. He can consider all types of commercial litigation, professional negligence and insolvency, having previously also dealt with clinical negligence and personal injury cases.
David is a Senior Underwriter in Temple’s Commercial Department. His role includes assisting with the development of Temple’s commercial ATE business, management of fully-delegated schemes and assessment of one-off proposals in order to assist customers in making efficient and timely use of ATE insurance.
He continues to work towards his qualifications as a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Jacob joined Temple in 2014 after graduating from the University of Chichester. He has recently completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Law. Jacob supports the senior commercial underwriters with reviewing a wide range of cases involving all types of commercial and business litigation. This involves providing costs solutions to SMEs, large corporates, private individuals and insolvency practitioners.
As an underwriter, Jacob frequently corresponds with leading lawyers and brokers to discuss current cases. He also assists with the development of Temple’s ATE commercial business and supports the team with audits.
Jacob is currently studying the BPTC part-time.
Nicholas has recently joined Temple as a Senior Underwriter to provide support to the commercial underwriting team.
Nicholas brings with him twenty years’ worth of experience working as a solicitor in London on both contentious and non-contentious company commercial and corporate matters. Having been a practitioner, he is fully aware of the pressure and time constraints a commercial litigator has to operate under and will be able to bring his insights to the table and provide a fast and professional service.
His experience and knowledge will enhance the existing teams’ abilities to quickly and expertly assess claims and to provide intelligent and timely support throughout the legal process.