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BrianRaincock_webversion_teamBrian Raincock – Chairman

Brian started in Legal Expenses Insurance [LEI] in 1977 with the introduction of the completely novel Employers Protection Insurance. Since then, he has specialised in all areas of LEI and liability insurances such as Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity. He formed what is now A2J Group in 1992, pioneered litigation funding there and incorporated CLFL in 2006 specifically to promote this emerging product.

Brian has been an active member of the Lord Chancellor’s/DCA/Ministry of Justice Working Party on ATE Insurance and Third Party Funding and attends the Civil Justice Council [CJC] Costs Forum. He is a member of the Chief Executives Committee formed by the CJC. Brian is also a Case Officer for CLFL.

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BenHawkins_webversionBen Hawkins, LLB Hons - Managing Director

Ben Hawkins is a solicitor with an LLB degree.Having practised as a litigation solicitor for six years, Ben Hawkins was a pioneer of after the event insurance, launching DAS’ ATE Insurance division (now 80e) in 2000. He has subsequently enjoyed success developing innovative solutions for the legal profession, notably with Composite Legal Expenses (funded solutions for personal injury claims), Shop4Law (internet marketing) and LexisNexis (information and software solutions). He joined CLFL as Director in April 2010 with responsibility for developing the business profitably when he became the Managing Director in May 2010.

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RichardSheehan_webversion_teamRichard Sheehan, MA, FCII – Technical Director

Richard is a barrister and has an MA in Business Law. He also qualified as a Mediator at the Academy of Experts. A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, he worked as an insurance broker since 1963, specialising in financial institutions for over 30 years.

He was a Director of HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited and Chairman of the Financial Institution Division. Retiring from HSBC in 2005 he formed his own insurance consultancy joining CLFL as a Director in 2007. Richard was the Managing Director of CLFL until Ben Hawkins became Managing Director in May 2010. He is now Operations Director.  Richard is also a Case Officer for CLFL. Recently he has been asked to assist the CJC, particularly regarding to the development and implementation of regulation for litigation funding.

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PeterBlackmore_webversion_teamPeter Blackmore, LLB – Director & Company Secretary

Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1970 and worked for ten years in the corporate finance department of a merchant bank based in London. In 1980 he joined The Legal Protection Group as Technical Director and also as a Director of its newly incorporated subsidiary Directors & Officers Ltd which specialised in the provision of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance. Until 1994, Peter was Managing Director of Directors & Officers Limited and Professional Liability Brokers Limited, a Lloyd's broker. In 1996, Peter joined the Access to Justice 2000 Group (A2J) assisting in the promotion of ATE legal expenses insurance for commercial cases. Three years later, Peter established ATE Claims as a discrete part of A2J, specifically to take responsibility for the administration of claims made under ATE insurance policies, with offices in Bideford, Devon.

Peter is the Company Secretary of A2J Group and CLFL. He is a Litigation Process Officer for CLFL, assisting in the preparation of reports recommending cases for consideration by the Case Review Panel.

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PA/Administrator:

Aariana Jackson - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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