Corporate Responsibility Policy
Temple Legal Protection and our subsidiary company Temple Funding are fully accredited and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) offering the transparency and security our clients deserve.
In addition, having developed our professional reputation according to a strict code of ethics and values, every member of staff commits to:
- Respect and comply fully with the law and best practice.
- Honour our internal policies.
- Ensure that all our business operations are legitimate.
- Keep every partnership open and transparent.
As a business Temple Legal Protection and its subsidiaries will:
- Conduct business with integrity and respect for all.
- Actively promote a fair approach to business.
- Actively promote anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices.
Our partnership approach to business means that by working alongside you in an open and productive manner, we can manage risk with a far higher degree of accuracy and as such we boast an enviable record: 97% of claims against our policies for Commercial ATE and Clinical Negligence have been paid out since January 2010 to June 2017.
Temple recognises the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to everyone. We’ll always strive to follow best practice in relation to protecting our environment.
Our team recycles all they can to reduce the amount of general waste and help to protect the environment.
We dispose of our waste IT equipment through an accredited recycling company. They are IT industry professionals who help companies to securely, ethically and easily recycle their IT and office equipment.
- Energy usage
Our team ensures all lights and electrical equipment are turned off before they leave the building at the end of each working day.
- Paper less policy
We have a paperless office policy in place which is designed to limit the amount of paper we use as a company and we are constantly reviewing ways in which we can further develop this initiative.
In 2017 we completed installation of dual screens at every workstation allowing our team to have a document open on one screen, whilst working on a document on the other. This has seen a dramatic drop in the use of paper across the company.
We also ensure that all employees have access to laptops and tablets during meetings so that no-one is required to print documents for use in a meeting.
We have continued our commitment to supporting our community both locally and nationally. We actively encourage our team to volunteer through programmes organised internally and externally.
- Guildford Legal Walk
Members of staff joined more than 250 entrants including HH Judge Fraser and completed the 10k walk in and around the picturesque town, raising over £11,000 in support of the Legal Support Trust.
- London Legal Walk
Not satisfied with the above, some of the team also completed the event held in the capital city.
- Back Up
We attended the Back Up Ball in support of Back Up who help to transform people’s lives after spinal cord injury. Back Up raised just over £37,000 from the auction and many generous donations throughout the night.
- Kilimanjaro Challenge
Temple Legal Protection Director David Pipkin was part of a team of 17 that climbed the world’s tallest free standing mountain. Funds raised through the challenge were donated to Combat Stress, Soldiering On and Vision 2020UK.
- Together we’re stronger
Temple Legal Protection values our partnership with the best UK law firms because we recognise that by working closely together we can collectively achieve more. This works when supporting positive causes as well as in business. We are delighted to team up with Shoosmiths supporting The Encephalitis Society and Brainwave.
- Johnson Beharry VC Foundation
There are some people who provide an inspiration to us all. Someone whose selfless behaviour under the most challenging conditions leaves an indelible mark on anyone who hears talk of it, something to truly aspire to. The Johnson Beharry VC Foundation assists young people to leave street gangs and develop sustainable careers. Temple Legal Protection is proud to support the Foundation and its valuable contribution to our society.
We understand that the students of today are the business leaders of tomorrow and vocational experience can be invaluable. We work closely with the local schools, colleges and the renowned University of Law, Guildford to provide opportunities for students of all ages. We actively seek to recruit through these channels to support our community and local economy.
We invest in our staff to ensure their personal career progression, our continual progression as a firm and to create a positive and stable working environment with high staff retention levels. This engenders continuity for our clients and a stronger working partnership with them.
Amongst the professional qualifications and accreditations we have funded and supported are CII, CILEX, GDL, CIPR, CIM and others.
We are also in partnership with specialist e-learning and compliance consultancy, Heads Up Compliance and are collaborating to provide innovative online training to our staff members.