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 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. 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 and formerly holding various underwriting, strategic and product development roles at Legal Expenses Insurance companies. 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.


Martin Bex

Sales Manager

Previously Corporate Sales Manager, 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, 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.

Dan Quinn

ATE Underwriter

Joining from Elite Insurance, 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.


Rob Horner

ATE Underwriter

Rob has gained experience of insuring a wide range of cases including insolvency, defamation and professional negligence disputes. More recently Rob has been closely involved in several competition law cases. Rob has a strong legal background, following completion of his LLB at Coventry University he spent some time working for a leading Midlands Law Practice. 

Lucy Durbin

Senior Office Administrator

Lucy brings significant experience in legal expenses insurance, both After-the-Event (ATE) and Before-the-Event (BTE), and also previously worked in Motor Insurance. With over 10 years’ of insurance experience in total, Lucy has been involved in claims handling, claims management, day-to-day account management and sales support.

Andrew Lear

Claims Manager

Andrew has been a qualified Solicitor since 2000 and achieved Diploma CII in 2004. He brings a wealth of experience from both the legal expenses insurance and legal services industries where he has been working for 25 years. Andrew has previously been a Claims Manager at two leading legal expenses insurers and also a Director and senior manager at two Bristol law firms.


Julia Pomphrey

Business Development Executive

Julia has over 25 years of industry experience including a successful career as Corporate Sales Director at Bank of Ireland responsible for the relationship management of International Corporate partners and development of business within the Banking, Insurance and Financial Services sectors.

Clare Wright

Project Manager

Previously Corporate Account Manager, Clare has broad experience of Legal Expenses and General Insurance.  She has held a number of account management, claims and operational roles at DAS and previously held account manager roles at Hill House Hammond and RSA.

Oli Foster

Senior BTE Underwriter

Oli started his insurance career handling motor claims for Fortis, after which he worked as an insurance advisor, developing personal lines business for Endsleigh. This led to an underwriting role at DAS, where he worked for ten years, handling a variety of broker and specialist corporate legal expenses accounts.


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.

Martyn Morris

Management Accountant

Martyn has joined us from Aviva where he spent more than six years in a variety of roles including most recently as Senior Investment Analyst. He has also spent time living and working in Australia. Martyn is a fully qualified accountant with ACCA and has a degree in Accounting & Finance.

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.


Alistair Stewart

Non-executive Director

Commercial litigation solicitor specialising in insurance and professional disputes.  Former partner at Lyons Davidson and founding partner at Loney Stewart Holland with 15+ years’ experience working with and advising legal expenses insurers. Current Director of Eldon Insurance Services Limited.

 

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.