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Breaking new ground with existing values: Temple’s Northern Ireland Product Launch

By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter

(Estimated reading time: 1 minute 40 seconds)

In October, we launched our refreshed ATE insurance range for the Northern Ireland market. This culminated in a visit to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, where we met with current and prospective business partners and hosted a launch event. Below we reflect on an overwhelmingly successful occasion.

Discussions with both new contacts and existing lawyer friends at the launch were focused our new ATE insurance for Northern Ireland solicitors. The main features of it are that it includes disbursement funding, competitive premiums as well as delegated authority.

There was a unanimous consensus that the new cover stands alone, both in terms of affordability but also the breadth of services that Temple offer. The structure and workings of the new premiums were very well received, in addition to the availably of disbursement funding – a current rarity in the Northern Ireland market.

However, discussion was not just concentrated on what Temple now has on offer, but also looked at how we’ve already helped our law firm customers and their clients. They provided hugely positive feedback on our speed of service, our willingness to provide insurance at an early stage in the life of a case and how the provision of disbursement funding has allowed them to take on cases that would otherwise have been turned away due to lack of funding.

With a great combination of new features and existing values, the message from the solicitor participants was clear – Temple is in a position to provide an unparalleled service to Northern Ireland law firms’ and their clients.

At the end we were able to celebrate the launch in a less formal setting – with a cocktail masterclass at the Revolution de Cuba bar in Belfast. It was lovely to see old faces and new come together to have fun and be part of the start of our new journey in the province.

If you would like more information on our clinical negligence ATE insurance and disbursement funding for Northern Ireland, please call Fraser Barnstaple on 01483 514414 or send an email to

Fraser Barnstaple

Senior Underwriter
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Fraser Barnstaple

Fraser is a Senior Underwriter within the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Commercial teams.

Fraser joined Temple in May 2022 following the completion of his LLM Laws degree at University College London. Before that, he graduated in 2021 with a First-Class LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Leicester. Alongside his role at Temple, he studied part time and achieved a Distinction on the Bar Vocational Studies course at City, University of London with the assistance of various scholarships.

Fraser’s academic background has given him a vast knowledge base in numerous areas of law, which allows him to be versatile in dealing with whatever legal issues may arise. He strives to provide support throughout the legal process through a speedy, efficient and accurate underwriting service.


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