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John Durbin Joins Temple Legal Protection as Senior Business Development Manager

By Matthew Best, Senior Underwriting Manager

(Estimated reading time: 1 minute 15 seconds)

Many appointment announcements are full of ‘corporate speak’ so we’ve taken a different approach and gone ‘straight to video’ to introduce John Durbin, Temple’s new Senior Business Development Manager for our clinical negligence and personal injury team. If first impressions count, he got extra style marks for wearing a dark blue suit with a gold tie – very Temple.

Having John on the front line is a key part of our plans – watch the video below to find out why:

John is highly experienced in the legal expenses insurance market and joining the Temple at an important moment for us all, given the challenges facing the sector. In the video I put him in the spotlight so you can find out what made him want to join Temple and how he feels he can make a difference for us and our partner law firms.

I also find out John’s views on some hot industry topics I’ve written quite a lot about – the government’s proposed clinical negligence reforms, fixed costs for lower value claims etc.  In addition John shared a few non work-related snippets including a seriously strenuous charitable activity, the football team he supports… and one he manages.

From my experience I’ve known John for many years and always admired his ability to engage with clients when it comes to ATE insurance and disbursement funding related products.  If you’d like to talk to John about how Temple can help your law firm, please call him on 07917 146290 or email

Matthew Best Cert CII

Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
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Matt has an insurance background and joined Temple in 2011 having worked for 4 years in a leading insurance company where he was dealing with personal injury work. Matthew was promoted to Underwriting Manager and subsequently Senior Underwriting Manager taking on overall responsibility for Temple’s personal injury and clinical negligence underwriting department.

In 2022 Matt joined the board of directors as Director of ATE Partnerships. Matthew has cultivated fantastic relationships with our business partners for many years. His ability to build a clear understanding of their requirements and more importantly what is required to fulfil such requirements means he is ideally placed to support the strategic direction of the company.

Matt remains the head of the personal injury and clinical negligence department and is committed to all Temple’s business partners in order to deliver the highest level of service they expect. He is also responsible in making sure that Temple’s ATE and disbursement funding products remain competitive, but most importantly that they are fit for purpose for solicitors and their clients.


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