Temple Legal Protection is the provider of commercial legal expenses insurance policies and employment disputes protection cover for a wide range of businesses.
We understand that the Covid 19 pandemic has had a direct financial effect on businesses of all sizes. Here at Temple we want to reassure our policyholders in the business community that we are doing all we can to support you. This we are doing through ongoing and regular contact with our network of insurance brokers and solicitor firms.
We have longstanding relationships with them and are offering them the highest levels of support and assistance via a number of communication channels. We continue to work both remotely and with a small number of key staff attending our head office in Guildford during the working week while observing Covid-secure practices at all times.
At this time of serious financial pressures, the effects of the pandemic will or may already have led to potential difficulties for our policyholders meeting their insurance policy premium payments on a monthly basis – if your policy is structured in this way.
If this is your situation and you are experiencing such issues please contact your insurance broker or solicitor directly so they can work with you to consider solutions to assist your business.
Similarly if your wish to terminate your insurance cover in order to be refunded the annual premium please again contact your insurance broker or solicitor directly to discuss your situation. They will try to find a solution so that you continue to receive the benefit of the Temple Legal Protection insurance cover during this difficult time.
For businesses with a commercial legal expenses insurance policy, in this period of financial uncertainty this type of cover is more important than ever. It is important that you make an informed and appropriate decisions with expert advice from the legal helpline provided by the policy.
If you are an employment disputes protection policyholder provided by your solicitor you may also require legal support from your solicitor. This means that, should an issue arise for your business, you can be safe in the knowledge that your policy will provide you with support if formal legal representation is required.
As mentioned we are working closely with our network of broker and law firms to help them provide all possible support and solutions to our policyholders.
With kind regards
Laurence started at Temple Legal Protection in 2006 where he was IT Manager until 2017, when promotion to Operations Director saw him join the board of the company. This was followed in June 2019 with his appointment as Managing Director to succeed Chris Wait, the founding MD. Following in those footsteps was a challenge relished by Laurence, and one with the full support of Chris, who became Chairman of the board of directors.
Laurence’s hands-on experience at the heart of the business running the IT systems over many years and his proven expertise in a fast-moving ATE/litigation insurance market has contributed to the respected position in the market place Temple now occupies.
Resting on laurels is not Laurence’s style. His passion and determination to provide market-leading legal expenses insurance products and a total commitment to customer service for partner law firms and brokers put him in the ideal position to lead the business.
Prominent litigators, contemporaries and colleagues speak of Laurence’s sound commercial judgement, technical excellence and agility in product development – all backed by a commitment to robust underwriting principles. This has led to Temple building long-term commercial relationships with leading law firms in the commercial litigation, clinical negligence and personal injury sectors.
Laurence is a Chartered Insurance Underwriting Agent, and associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
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