Personal Injury ATE Insurance – Key Contacts
Matthew Best Cert CII
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.
John joined Temple in 2022 and brings with him over 19 years’ experience in the legal expenses industry, with 17 of these specifically relating to ATE insurance.
As Senior Business Development Manager, John’s role has him covering the breadth of the UK, meeting with Temple’s existing business partners as well as establishing new business relationships. Whilst his primary focus is growing and developing our clinical negligence and personal injury offerings, which can include disbursement funding, he is also very able to discuss Temple’s commercial and BTE products.
John is well known in the industry for making business partners feel at ease when they meet. He prides himself on understanding customers’ needs and being able to work collaboratively, which frequently results in established working relationships for many years.
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David Stoker, LL.B (Hons)
David joined Temple in 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.
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 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 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.
Mandy joined Temple in 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.
Fraser is an underwriter within the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Commercial teams.
He joined Temple in 2022 following the completion of his LLM Laws degree at University College London. The study of litigation funding and dispute resolution during his masters led to his interest in the legal insurance industry and in working for Temple.
Fraser graduated in 2021 with a First-Class LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Leicester. Alongside his role at Temple, he currently studies part-time at City, University of London on the Bar Vocational Studies course with the assistance of various scholarships.
Fraser’s academic background has given him a vast knowledge base in numerous areas of law, which allows him to be versatile in dealing with whatever legal issues may arise. He strives to provide support throughout the legal process through a speedy, efficient and accurate underwriting service.
Morag has an experienced legal background having worked for over 3 years in a Surrey law firm where she was dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence work along with some dispute resolution work.
Morag’s experience allows her to undertake a role in Temple’s ATE insurance personal injury and clinical negligence teams.
She has started studying for the CILEX qualification and is looking to finish her studies in June 2023 and will then move on to take her insurance exams, which she will then use to develop herself further into the company in order to provide Temple’s customers with the excellent service they expect.
Sukhbir has an LLB honours degree in Law, she also completed the Legal Practice Course obtaining a Commendation.
She qualified as a Solicitor in 2020, she has worked in the personal injury sector for over a decade.
She joined the Commercial team at Temple Legal Protection as an Underwriter, in 2023.
Prior to joining Temple, Sukhbir worked in the Serious Injury team doing multi track work at a leading Law firm, dealing with injuries arising from road traffic accidents, accidents in the work place and public.
Her background has led her to have an interest in risk insurance.
Oliver is a Trainee Underwriter, having joined Temple in 2022 as an Underwriting Support Assistant. He holds a LLB in Law, having graduated from the University of Exeter in 2020. This enables him to understand the background and legal issues relevant to the cases referred into Temple, ensuring he will be able to make efficient and accurate decisions.
He is now working towards becoming an Underwriter, where he will work with both the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team and the Commercial Team. Alongside his training, he continues to support the Underwriters with administrative work, as well as assisting clients with any queries.
Taffy is an underwriting support assistant within the Personal Injury team.
Before joining Temple, Taffy worked as a caseworker for a non-profit organisation. Interacting with different people and working in various areas of law allows her to deal with any ATE enquiries and general underwriting issues that may arise.
Taffy graduated in 2018 with a 2.1 LLB Law (Hons) degree from Oxford Brookes University. Her academic background has led to her interest in legal insurance and working for Temple.
Sophie joined Temple in 2023 and assists in the Business Support Team.
Previously working as an Administrator at Guildford Family & County Court, she has experience within Legal Administration, understanding how to effectively communicate and provide good customer service to all types of consumers as well as working to strict deadlines.
Sophie has a fine attention to detail and takes pride in providing a high quality service to our consumers.
In the near future, she plans to further her professional education by studying LLB Law.
Shelley joined Temple just after finishing her Graduate Diploma in Law, which converted her teaching qualification into a law degree.
She brings a great deal of experience in administration and customer service to her position as Underwriting Support Assistant.
Most recently working as a medical secretary, before deciding to study law, Shelley has a sound background for working in the area of clinical negligence and personal injury.
She is focused on delivering great customer service with good communication and attention to detail.