Phil Bellamy FCII

Director of Underwriting

Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Insurer. Phil was previously Underwriting Director at Temple Legal Protection and formerly Group Underwriting, ATE & Special Risks Manager at DAS with over 28 years’ experience of writing BTE and ATE business.

Martin Rowan BA (Hons) ACII MCIM

Managing Director

Chartered Insurance Practitioner. Martin has more than 35 years’ General Insurance experience as an underwriter, broker and management consultant. He has held a number of board level positions with responsibility for regulatory compliance, product design, marketing and customer service delivery.

Andrew Westall

Director of Sales

Previously, Group Sales Manager at DAS with over 30 years’ experience of successfully promoting, marketing and delivering Before the Event Legal Protection products and services to the UK Corporate and Broker market.


Richard Whale

Head of ATE Sales

Richard has gained considerable experience in the market since starting his career in ATE insurance back in 2002 with Greystoke Legal Services before moving the LawAssist brand on to Litigation Protection and finally DAS where he was instrumental in the development of post LASPO ATE insurance products and helping solicitor business partners adapt to the Jackson reforms.

Gary Kent Dip CII

Underwriting Manager

Previously Technical Manager at Temple Legal Protection and formerly holding various underwriting, strategic and product development roles at DAS. With over 25 years’ legal expenses experience including scheme and bespoke risk underwriting, product pricing, legal research and creating policy wordings and associated product literature.

Steve Ruffle

ATE Underwriting Manager

Steve comes from a legal background, having worked for a number of years at a leading law firm in Surrey before joining Temple in 2009 where he qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive.  Steve is particularly well known for being an expert when it comes to ATE/funding for professional negligence, defamation and privacy litigation where he has been directly involved with many leading decisions.


Karen Asplin LLB

ATE Assistant

Previously Senior Solicitor at Severn Law responsible for practice management, and formerly Human Resources Manager and Senior Legal Advisor in the Legal Expenses Insurance industry. Prior to working in the LEI market, Karen worked in private practice for 7 years.

Dan Quinn

ATE Underwriter

Joining from Elite Insurance, where he was also an ATE Underwriter, Dan has extensive experience dealing with commercial litigation, in particular, insolvency, defamation and professional negligence and clinical negligence. He was also specifically involved in producing diverse schemes ranging from Japanese Knotweed to Scottish clinical negligence cases.

Martin Bex

Sales Manager

Previously Corporate Sales Manager at DAS, responsible for the development of key corporate accounts and new business. Over 10 years insurance sales experience, both before the event legal expenses and personal lines broking.


Sheena Court

Marketing Manager

Previously Head of Customer & Marketing at DAS (UK) Group, Sheena has over 20 years’ financial services experience and has held a number of senior marketing, market development and change management roles at Bank of Ireland, Bristol & West, Nationwide and Abbey National.

Julia Pomphrey

Office Manager

A senior manager with 25 years’ financial services experience, Julia has held a variety of business development roles at Bank of Ireland.

Gemma Bellamy

Underwriting Technician

Gemma has previous underwriting experience in legal protection insurance as well as more general financial services.  Gemma supports Gary Kent, Underwriting Manager, and the wider Legal Protection Group team and will be accountable for ensuring that we maintain our quick response to enquiries and bespoke product requests.


Alison Marshall FCA

Finance Director

Group Finance Director of Eldon Insurance Services and Southern Rock Insurance Group. Formerly with Admiral Group, Creditsafe and PwC.

Liz Bilney

Chairman

CEO of Eldon Insurance Services, formerly Managing Director of IQED a medico-legal reporting agency and Finance Director of New Law Solicitors in Cardiff.

Gareth Lloyd

Non-executive Director

Head of IT and Business Services at DAS until 2014 when he returned to running his own consultancy business. He has held director level appointments at Mysis, Screwfix and Hill House Hammond (Aviva). Formerly Head of IT at WPA Health Insurance Company.


Paul Gibson FCA

Non-executive Director

Chartered Accountant. Former Chief Financial Officer at DAS. Prior to this, Finance Director at BCWA Health Insurance / Simply Health. Previously worked for Neville Russell in the UK and Australia and for Price Waterhouse specialising in insurance.

Tim Revill FCA TEP

Non-executive Director

Chartered Accountant. Founded STM Group Plc in 1989 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until March 2010. Chairman of the BDO Fidecs group of accountants and advisers, based in Gibraltar. Director of European Wealth Management Group in the UK and various other companies in Gibraltar. Formerly a director of Newcastle United Limited and a Director of Southern Rock Insurance Company.