Here’s what our clients say
"We and our clients have used Temple for ATE insurance on many occasions. Most recently we acted for a liquidator pursuing claims to recover assets for the liquidation estate. After lengthy and heavily contested litigation, ultimately settlement was achieved at mediation. That settlement was only possible with the assistance of Temple’s direct, pragmatic and commercial approach. This was much appreciated by both us and the client."Matthew Kelly - Freeths
“Temple were instrumental in us achieving an excellent settlement of our client’s claim, a trustee in bankruptcy who was seeking an order for possession and sale of the bankrupt’s property.
Both we and the client highly valued Temple’s speed of response to requests made throughout the action and their support. This enabled us to extract a very good settlement at the door of the court.”Chris Adams - Gosschalks LLP
“Wilson Browne Solicitors have a long-standing arrangement with Temple Legal Protection to provide litigation insurance cover for our property litigation clients. It is extremely straightforward to use, the policy quite simply works and it is comforting for clients to have the option of disbursement funding in addition. All in all the whole thing is a bit of a ‘no-brainer’, especially for clients who are naturally concerned about the financial risks when undertaking litigation. Once in place the policy gives both us and clients great peace of mind: it allows us to get on and deliver on our promise of being “all the help you need”.Kevin Rogers - Wilson Browne Solicitors
A recently received comment from Mark Elder - who had these kind words to say about our service.
“We have had a long association with Temple Legal Protection across our national litigation team; we have also found that Temple Funding products ideally complement a litigation/ATE insurance policy.Mark Elder - Shoosmiths
As a delegated authority ATE insurance scheme holder for commercial litigation there is a key advantage that Temple offer which helps to get a claim off the ground for our clients. This is that - once a case has the ATE insurance policy in place - disbursement funding can automatically be offered without delay; the claim can then proceed to its maximum potential from our [Shoosmiths’] perspective and provide complete peace of mind for our client.”
“Temple provided us with a disbursement funding facility in order to allow a client in administration to pursue a legitimate claim which had been declined by its insurer. In the absence of that disbursement funding facility, that claim could not have been advanced.
Temple, and its underwriter, took time to gain a deep understanding of the case and have been an integral part of the wider legal/funding team throughout its advancement.
Temple are responsive, pragmatic, and willing to think outside the box. They are not phased when unexpected issues arise, offering their own ideas for their resolution and, where necessary, providing financial support to do so.
I have no hesitation in recommending Temple’s disbursement funding facility to other law firms/clients”.
This is part of a recently received comment from James Morris at Fenchurch Law.James Morris - Fenchurch Law
“It has been great working with your team over the last year, especially on some tricky matters. Our clients really appreciate the back up and it is brilliant that you are all so easy to work with.”
A recently received comment from Hanna Basha, partner at Payne Hicks Beach - and well-known specialist in defamation, privacy and breach of confidence - who had these kind words to say about our service.Hanna Basha - Payne Hicks Beach
“We rely on the robust and proven nature of the ATE insurance cover from Temple and the ATE premium levels have withstood many previous challenges. Temple’s ATE cover and disbursement funding gives our litigators and our clients the confidence to pursue claims. The insurance cover and disbursement funding provided by Temple for this type of litigation has become a benchmark in enabling access to justice.”Mark Thomson - Atkins Thomson
“Temple’s litigation/ATE insurance cover is the real deal for commercial litigators; it’s second-to-none, as is the service from their Underwriters. Their disbursement funding is easy to use, removes the financial risks and gives our clients genuine peace of mind.”Razi Mireskandari - Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
“Their support of NT1 & NT2 v Google LLC confirmed that Temple Legal Protection are not afraid to break new ground, leading the way in backing cases that test novel areas of law.”Dominic Garner - Carter-Ruck Solicitors
“ATE was vital to the firm and our clients as it was the only way we could bring these hacking claims without catastrophic risk. Although each claim was valuable (as history has shown) the cost of failure after a complex trial would have wiped them out and having insurance support, both initially and especially when topped up as we faced 6 weeks of trial; meant we could fight on an equal basis with a very rich defendant and achieve an appropriate negotiated settlement. Without ATE our firm would have had a duty to cut the case short and advise our clients to accept any half decent low offer and not recover what they were entitled to based on the courts guidelines. The two clients were very different but insurance meant a level playing field.”Duncan Lamont - Charles Russell Speechlys
“The cover provided by Temple has undoubtedly enabled large numbers of claimants to bring successful phone hacking claims against two of the most powerful newspaper groups, News Group and Mirror Group. Jim Moir (also known as Vic Reeves) is one such claimant. The risk he faced of potentially being ordered to pay some of the defendant’s costs would undoubtedly have deterred him from pursuing his case through the court. The costs incurred by both sides in this litigation can be substantial and there are very few claimants who would want to embark on a claim in the absence of cover. Jim has had a great result with which he is delighted. He will now receive substantial damages for the years of hacking and unpleasant articles which resulted from the unlawful interception of his voice messages and other intrusions into his private life by the newspapers.”Christopher Hutchings - Hamlins LLP
"It is good to work with insurers who you know will support your judgement and protect your clients - working with Temple is hassle free and their on-line facilities are very easy and quick to use."Jacqueline Hardaway - Managing Partner, Dawson Hart
"We have successfully worked with Temple for a number of years. Their response times, practical approach and excellent service levels have differentiated them from other insurers with whom we have dealt in the past. We enjoy working with them."Tony McPhillips - Partner, Muckle LLP