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Clinical Negligence ATE Insurance – Key Contacts

David Pipkin

David Pipkin

Director, Underwriting Division

David Pipkin

David has spent over 30 years as a Legal Executive specialising in personal injury litigation. Initially, he was a claimant litigator pursuing leading industrial accident and disease cases.

As an Associate at Davies Arnold Cooper for over a decade he managed a team of lawyers and acted for defendants in personal injury and general insurance litigation. In this role, he became involved in the early development of the ATE market, assisting the ABI in their involvement in the Court of Appeal test cases such as Callery v Gray.

As the London representative for FOIL he was involved in the liability insurers’ approach to ATE and worked with the government and judiciary in several key consultations. He was a member of the CILEX National Council for over 15 years and was CILEX President in 1995/6.

This diversity of experience means that he brings an exceptional knowledge of the practice of law and the management of a law practice to Temple’s customers.

His hands-on involvement at a high level of both sides of legal disputes means that he is able to give our customers advice beyond an expert evaluation of the probability of success of a case.

Matt Best

Matthew Best

Senior Underwriting Manager

Matthew Best

Matt has an insurance background and joined Temple in July 2011 having worked for 4 years in a leading insurance company where he was dealing with personal injury work.

Matt’s experience allows him to undertake a key role in Temple's ATE insurance personal injury and clinical negligence teams. He also participates in the assessments of delegated schemes that Temple provide with the objective of helping our customers make the most beneficial and appropriate use of ATE insurance.

He has started studying for this CII exams which he will sit in the near future, which he will then use to develop himself, further into the company in order to provide Temple’s customers with the excellent service they expect.

David Stoker

David Stoker

Senior Underwriter

David Stoker

David joined Temple in August 2015 having previously been an underwriter for another ATE insurance provider for nearly 9 years dealing with all aspects of personal injury work.

David’s experience allows him to undertake a key role in Temple’s ATE insurance personal injury and clinical negligence teams. He also participates in the assessments of delegated schemes that Temple provide with the objective of helping our customers make the most of the products and services Temple has to offer.

David has a LLB honours degree in law and also completed the Legal Practice Course at Guildford College of Law obtaining a commendation. He has worked as a personal injury case handler for 2 firms of solicitors post-graduation before moving into LEI.

Paul Bonner

Paul Bonner

Senior Underwriter

Paul Bonner

Paul has 35 years' experience in the insurance industry, the last 30 years of which have been exclusively in legal expenses insurance. He joined Temple from The Legal Protection Group Ltd (later First Assist Ltd) where he was Head of Claims.

Since joining Temple, he has been involved with its customers in the development of the whole range of the company’s products and services. This experience means that he has a deep understanding of customers’ requirements in all aspects of personal injury, clinical negligence and commercial litigation insurance, and the proven ability to match Temple’s products and services to their needs.

Alex Stracey

Alex Stracey

Senior Underwriter

Alex Stracey

Alex started working in general insurance in January 2004 dealing with household and home emergency claims at RSA.

In February 2006 she moved to DAS working in property and personal contract claims in their BTE department and started her CILEX studies in 2008.

In May 2012 Alex moved to the DAS ATE department working with PI and Clinical Negligence claims.

In August this year Alex started at Temple Legal Protection working in the ATE department.

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Senior Underwriter

Peter Morgan

Peter has been at Temple Legal Protection since September 2011 having previously worked for a national law firm and insurer giving him valuable experience in both Claimant and Defendant work.

Peter is a Senior Underwriter within the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team and is responsible for assessing risks along with the day to day management of delegated authority schemes.

He is also available to help with any underwriting questions to ensure customers are getting the best of their ATE and funding products.

He is currently studying with CILEX to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive which he will use to further develop his knowledge and expertise.

Peter Cornish

Peter Cornish

Senior Underwriter

Peter Cornish

Peter has spent 40 years as a Personal Injury Lawyer specialising in all types of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence litigation. He has worked solely as a claimant litigator pursuing industrial accidents, asbestos disease cases and a mixture of clinical negligence cases.

He has been involved in numerous multi-track cases and has won compensation for his clients in excess of 10 million pounds. Peter specialised in industrial accidents in the workplace for a number of years whilst working with Evill and Coleman, Seifert Sedley Williams and Lawfords, building up a reputation as someone who ensures the client always comes first.

He went onto to manage his own Legal Services company whilst a Consultant with Scott-Moncrieff, Harbour and Sinclair and more recently Amwells solicitors.

Peter has been successfully running his business for 15 years and joined Temple as a Senior Underwriter in December 2017.

As a Senior Underwriter within the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team Peter is responsible for assessing risks along with the day to day enquiries relating to existing policies.

He is also available to help with any underwriting questions to ensure customers are getting the best out of their ATE and funding products.

Lisa Fricker

Lisa Fricker

Solicitor Services Manager

Lisa Fricker

Lisa has over 15 year’s experience in the Legal Insurance industry, having worked for both DAS Legal Expenses and ARAG Legal Services. She has extensive knowledge of both the BTE and ATE markets, with her most recent role of Claims Auditor, providing her with greater insight into the inner workings of a legal firm. Lisa is used to working closely with solicitors to develop and maintain good working relationships, leading to positive partnerships for all parties.

Lisa joined Temple in 2017 to manage the internal and external review process, as well as overseeing our BTE panel arrangements.

In her role as Solicitor Services Manager, Lisa will be focused on ensuring that the quality of service provided by Temple remains at the highest standard.

Phil Pipkin

Philip Pipkin

Underwriting Support Manager

Philip Pipkin

Phil has been with Temple since early 2009, and is now responsible for support of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Underwriting team.

Phil’s integral role at Temple is to ensure that Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Underwriting tasks are dealt with quickly and professionally. He mainly deals with initial ATE enquiries and general Underwriting issues.

He also assists in the maintenance and introduction of delegated schemes to Temple’s customers.

Mandy Dimmer

Mandy Dimmer

Assistant Underwriting Support Manager

Mandy Dimmer

Mandy joined Temple in October 2014 as Senior Underwriting Assistant within the Underwriting Support Team and has recently been promoted to Assistant Underwriting Support Manager.

Mandy’s role is to provide support to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team by issuing quotations, policies and endorsements, organising and attending external reviews, and contributing to the smooth running of the team. In addition Mandy also assists with the day to day administration in respect of Temple Funding.

She brings with her nine years of experience with a previous ATE provider. Mandy has recently gained her Certificate in Insurance and is now Cert CII.

Jon Avis

Jon Avis

Senior Underwriting Assistant

Jon Avis

After completing his A-Levels, Jon began his career in insurance underwriting with Heath Lambert and Royal & Sun Alliance before joining Temple Legal Protection in 2014.

With more than 15 years’ experience, Jon’s extensive knowledge of underwriting provides an invaluable resource for our clients.

In his role as Senior Underwriting Assistant, he supports the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team by resolving queries, issuing quotations, policies and endorsements and reviewing cases.

Leanne Harding

Leanne Harding

Senior Underwriting Assistant

Leanne Harding

Leanne has worked at Temple Legal Protection since 2011. She completed level 3 - Diploma in Law and Practice with CILEx in 2017 and is currently studying at level 6 - Advanced Diploma.

Leanne provides support to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team by issuing quotations, policies and endorsements, organising and attending external reviews, completing internal reviews and providing assistance with internal projects.

She also assists the underwriting team by assessing new cases under the supervision of a senior underwriter.

Doug Turner

Doug Turner

Underwriting Support Assistant

Doug Turner

Doug has recently joined Temple providing administrative support to the Underwriting team. He has over 30 years’ experience working in the Public Sector and brings with him a range of key skills to the team.