Commercial Litigation Insurance – Key Contacts
Barrister Matthew Pascall is the latest addition to the expanding commercial team at Temple Legal Protection, joining as Senior Underwriting Manager from 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 he is listed in the current Legal 500 as a Tier 1 barrister.
Matthew has been providing ongoing consultancy services to Temple Legal Protection for some time and therefore has prior insight into the company and has already established productive relationships with our clients. His knowledge of the commercial legal sector and litigation practice will be invaluable to the business, providing specialist experience to lead the commercial litigation insurance team.
David is the Deputy Underwriting Manager in Temple’s Commercial Department who partners with solicitors and brokers to provide litigation (ATE) insurance and funding solutions to businesses and individuals.
Having started his career in ATE insurance in 2006 at FirstAssist, David gained experience in litigation funding as an analyst at Burford Capital, before joining Temple Legal Protection in late 2013. Having worked for over 12 years in this evolving market, David knows what drives customers and he understands that it is how well you connect with the people you are trying to help that makes you succeed.
David has helped hundreds of customers and has worked with many of the leading law firms in the British Isles. He has extensive and varied experience in risk analysis, case management and long-term relationship management. One of David’s specialisms is his management of our fully-delegated schemes, a responsibility which plays an integral part in the retention of Temple’s partnerships with many leading and specialist commercial law firms.
In his role as Deputy Underwriting Manager, David considers a very wide variety of non-injury litigation including all types of commercial litigation, group actions, professional negligence cases, insolvency actions and contentious probate. He combines strategic activities - evaluating developments such as the impact of ADR on the commercial litigation sector – with expert underwriting in order to assist customers in making efficient and timely use of our litigation (ATE) insurance and funding products.
He continues to work towards his qualifications as a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Andy has worked in Legal Services for Twenty Five Years. After obtaining a 2:1 Law Degree and a Distinction in The Legal Practice Course he embarked upon an in house career at RAC Legal Services in Bristol. During this fourteen year period Andy was a Legal Advisor for four years and Legal Network Manager for ten years. A role which he developed and made his own. This was a hybrid role that involved technical legal work and also business and relationship management. He achieved the RAC Chairman’s Award in 2001 for “sales excellence” and has a star named after him as a result!
During the above period Andy managed a large panel of external solicitors and the work that RAC Legal Services processed on behalf of thousands of RAC Members and BTE LEI clients. Predominantly this work was personal injury but he also managed a panel of criminal law barristers chambers who represented RAC members and policy holders. He also managed the BTE claims which involved commercial and dispute resolution claims which involved a large number of employment cases. Andy managed a large costs centre and profit centre during his time at RAC and was also involved in the development of its high profile in house practice. He also designed and implemented a BTE LEI policy for RAC Members and an ATE Insurance policy which panel solicitors could use for their clients under a collective conditional fee agreement.
Following the acquisition of RAC by Aviva in 2005 Andy remained to work with both organisations for another three years. He then decided to move into business development completely in early 2009. His first two and a half years were at Temple Legal Protection whereby he added many solicitor clients to the business working across the personal injury, clinical negligence, commercial and employment departments. Following this excellent and successful experience Andy set up his own consultancy business which enabled him to work with many legal providers and solicitors including cost drafting companies, medical agencies, litigation/disbursement funders, claims management companies and solicitors firms. He also put together a panel of solicitors for the first real time legal services aggregator platform on line.
After wearing many hats Andy was attracted to becoming part of a team again at a legal services provider with an excellent brand, team, reputation and product offering. Temple ticked all of these boxes and he is delighted to be back as Senior Business Development Manager. Based in our Bristol office but working Nationwide Andy enjoys meeting our existing and potential clients. He will listen to your requirements and work with you and our team to make sure that we add value to your business. His attitude is to find ways of making things happen and work successfully as opposed to discovering obstacles. Working predominantly in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team he will be pleased to hear from you to discuss our ATE Insurance and Funding products which are all under one roof. He will also be pleased to talk to you about our BTE Employment Protection Schemes and Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence ATE Insurance and Funding products and steer you in the right direction.
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 has recently joined Temple as a Senior Underwriter to provide support to the commercial underwriting team.
Nicholas brings with him twenty years’ worth of 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 will be able to bring his insights to the table and provide a fast and professional service.
His experience and knowledge will enhance the existing teams’ abilities to quickly and expertly assess claims and to provide intelligent and timely support throughout the legal process.