Specialist legal expenses insurer Temple Legal Protection is delighted to announce the appointment of John Durbin as a Senior Business Development Manager. A highly experienced professional, he joins the Temple team providing ATE insurance and disbursement funding to specialist clinical negligence and personal injury law firms.
John is well known within the legal expenses insurance sector, having worked in legal services for nearly 20 years. Previously John joined DAS Legal Expenses from school at 16, initially in their BTE department before switching to the ATE department in 2005. After 4 years in their operations team he moved to the ATE sales team in 2009. This is where John’s career flourished and, before leaving for Temple, he held the role of ATE Sales and Business Development Manager.
John is very definitely a ‘face-to-face’ person looking forward to meeting Temple’s existing client law firms as well as establishing new business partnerships for Temple’s ATE insurance and disbursement funding. This will be primarily for clinical negligence cases but also for high-value personal injury claims.
Commenting on John’s appointment Matthew Best, Temple’s Senior Underwriting Manager, observed “John is highly experienced in the legal expenses insurance market and joining the Temple team at an important moment for us all, given the challenges facing the sector. These include the government’s proposed clinical negligence reforms and fixed costs for lower value claims.
I have known John for many years and admired his ability to engage with clients when it comes to insurance and disbursement funding related products. In-depth dialogue with our partner law firms has long been a part of Temple’s business strategy. We look forward to John being out and about building mutually beneficial business partnerships as well as keeping abreast of all the topical issues at our roundtable events, conferences and webinars.”
Matthew went on to say “From Temple’s perspective, we are completely committed to supporting claimant personal injury and clinical negligence law firms. As long as there is a risk we will be there to cover it, whatever happens. To further demonstrate this, we have some exciting new service options to announce soon. Having John on the front line is a key part of our plans and I’m delighted he shares our vision and wants to be a part of that.”