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Our People

At Temple Legal Protection, we believe that having the right people with the relevant expertise, outlook and commitment to client service is essential to the way we work. Our specialist team comprises of professionals from a number of disciplines including law, insurance, finance, marketing and business management.

 

Commercial Team

Matthew Pascall

Senior Underwriting Manager
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Matthew Pascall

Barrister Matthew Pascall joined the commercial team at Temple Legal Protection, as Senior Underwriting Manager in 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 is listed in the current Legal 500 as a Tier 1 barrister.

Previously Matthew had been providing ongoing consultancy services to Temple Legal Protection for some time and therefore has prior insight into the company and established productive relationships with our clients. His knowledge of the commercial legal sector and litigation practice is invaluable to the business and our clients, providing specialist experience to lead the commercial litigation insurance team.

 

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Andy Lyalle

Senior Business Development Manager
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Andy Lyalle

Andy has worn many hats in the legal services sector for nearly thirty years and is our Senior Business Development Manager. Based in our Bristol office but working nationwide, Andy enjoys meeting existing and potential clients ready to discuss our ATE insurance and disbursement funding products.

He will listen to your requirements and work with you and liaise with our team to ensure we add value to your business – develop opportunities, overcoming obstacles and steering you in the right direction are Andy’s stock-in-trade.

Working predominantly in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team, Andy is also pleased to talk to you about our BTE Employment Protection Schemes plus our personal injury and clinical negligence ATE Insurance and disbursement funding products.

 

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Amy Edgington

Amy Edgington

Underwriting Support Manager

Amy Edgington

Amy has been with Temple since 2001 and is a founding member of the TOPS team. She supported developers in producing the straightforward TOPS quote/policy process you see today and continues to assist with its evolution.

She provides underwriting support for the Commercial ATE team. She also manages our underwriting assistants.

Amy is committed to providing the highest levels of service for Temple’s customers and her role includes the swift and efficient creation of quotes, issuance of policies and fielding of enquiries.

She is currently studying the CILEX exams to develop her knowledge of the legal system.’

Nicholas Ellor

Senior Underwriter
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Nicholas Ellor

Nicholas is a Senior Underwriter within the commercial underwriting team.

Prior to joining Temple, Nicholas had over twenty years’ 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 brings that expertise insights to the table and provides a fast, highly professional service.

His experience and knowledge enhance our teams’ abilities to quickly and expertly assess claims and to provide intelligent and timely support throughout the legal process.

 

 

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Sam Knight

Underwriter
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Sam Knight

Sam is an Underwriter within the commercial underwriting team.

After achieving an Outstanding the Bar Training Course and being called to the Bar of England and Wales, Sam joined Temple in July 2021 to capitalise on his love for complex commercial cases and to put his legal knowledge into action.

Sam achieved a First Class LLB Law (Hons) degree in 2020 and went on to become a Sir Thomas More scholar with the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He is currently pursuing an LLM by studying Commercial Law and writing a specialist dissertation on commercial litigation practices and ATE insurance.

Sam’s technical understanding of the law and the realities of litigation means he understands the value of getting things done quickly and correctly the first time around. He is always willing to go the extra mile and aims to provide the highest quality service at every stage of the case.

 

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