Meet some of the key members of the TLO Barristers team:
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Founder of TLO, Vernon has over 30 years experience in providing Professional Indemnity cover for Barristers
Starting his career in the city at C.E.Heath, he subsequently joined the Sedgwick Group, before moving to SBJ and then launching TLO in 1996.
Early on in his career, Vernon began to specialise in Professional Indemnity Insurance. This specialist knowledge and experience has led him to work for a broad range of professional clients; including CMS Cameron McKenna, Clifford Chance, DTZ, LIFFE and Richard Ellis (CBRE).
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Having spent the majority of his career at global broker Aon - Duncan joined TLO in 2009, and has worked with Vernon as part of TLO's barristers team for the last five years.
Latterly at Aon, Duncan ran their Birmingham office, one of the most successful offices in the UK encompassing a team of over 50 people, and servicing many household names and £billion pound organisations. Previous experience has also included specialist insurer Hiscox plc.
Duncan is also responsible for day to day operations at TLO.
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A qualified Barrister, Hugh Wodehouse originally joined TLO in 2006.
Prior to his appointment at TLO, Hugh was chairman of the UK Division of Thomas R Miller, the leading manager of mutual insurance companies which involved management of the non-marine insurance companies including the Bar Mutual and SIMIA, the professional indemnity mutual for major solicitors.
In his last two years as Manager of the Bar Mutual, Hugh played a leading role in widening the insurance provided to include cover for disciplinary proceedings.
Hugh is well known to many chambers and is our key claims advocate.
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Andrew has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He began his career with Bank of Montreal’s London branch, where he trained as a credit analyst. Between 1976 and 1986, Andrew worked for the bank in London, Amsterdam, Milan and Paris, predominantly in their Corporate and Government Banking departments.
In 1986 Andrew joined Den norske Creditbank’s UK operation (now DNBNOR, Norway’s largest financial institution), where he was Director and Head of UK Corporate Banking. Andrew also held senior positions in the bank’s head office in Oslo, as Head of Debt Syndications and as the Investor Relations Officer. Andrew also acted as Chairman of the bank creditor Co-ordinating Committee for the successful rescue of the Kvaerner Group, Norway’s largest private-sector company.
After leaving DNBNOR in 2003, Andrew has engaged in a number of Non-Executive roles and acts as a Trustee for a number of Trusts.
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Nicole joined TLO following a 10 year career in Insurance working for global insurer AIG and then global broker Willis Group (now Willis Towers Watson). Her previous positions include Financial Lines Underwriter specialising in Directors & Officers Insurance, and Client Service Executive handling speciality accounts for Insolvency Practitioners and also Corporate and Multinational Accounts.
Nicole is dedicated to providing a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable service to clients and ensuring that they receive the most appropriate advice and support.
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Maggie joined TLO from a professional recruitment background in the Legal sector.
She has a wealth of office management, administration and finance knowledge and is now responsible for the continuous improvement, performance and efficiency of the finance and operations function at TLO.
Maggie ensures smooth operation of all office systems, processes and procedures alongside managing all finances and handles any premium or finance related queries for Barristers.