The day to day activities of Bar Mutual are delegated to the Managers, Thomas Miller. The Managers are the principal point of contact between Bar Mutual and its Members. The key members of staff at the Managers are listed below. Please click on a person’s name to view his or her biography. 

Claims

David Simpson

Chief Underwriting Officer

David Simpson
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David joined Thomas Miller in 1999 after completing the BCL degree at Oxford University. Prior to Oxford, he had obtained first class undergraduate degrees in Politics and Law, worked as a Judges Clerk (the NZ equivalent of a Judicial Assistant) and practised from New Zealand's leading set of chambers, concentrating on commercial litigation in general and professional liability matters in particular.

David has handled claims against barristers for Bar Mutual throughout his time at Thomas Miller and is well-known in the lawyers’ professional liability market for his involvement in most of the significant/high quantum claims against barristers in recent years.

His claims handling experience also  includes claims against solicitors, patent and trade mark agents and occupational pension trustees, as well as providing risk assessment reports for underwriters on proposals for ATE insurance in commercial litigation.

David is the Chief Underwriting Officer of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited and his responsibilities include the day to day management of Bar Mutual underwriting issues and relationships with Bar Mutual’s reinsurers.


Adrian Mee

Director

Adrian Mee
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Adrian was appointed Director of Thomas Miller (Management Services) Ltd and Thomas Miller Professional Indemnity Ltd in 2013, having joined the Professional Indemnity Division of Thomas Miller in 2008.

He worked previously at AXA and in private practice. 

He managed AXA's run-off portfolio of professional indemnity claims.

Adrian managed substantial claims in the London Market, and mediated in the United States and Ireland.


Simon Lambeth

Solicitor | Senior Claims Executive

Simon Lambeth
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Simon joined Thomas Miller in September 2017. Since then, he has defended all manner of professional negligence claims against barristers, as well as disciplinary proceedings and complaints to the Legal Ombudsman.

Simon is an experienced litigator and was previously a Partner in private practice at a major City of London law firm, specialising in professional negligence litigation. He has circa 18 years of experience and throughout his career has handled professional negligence claims and coverage disputes against most (non-medical) professionals including barristers, solicitors, surveyors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals, brokers and financial institutions/IFAs. He also has substantial experience of property damage, subrogation, product liability and ATE matters.

He was awarded the Blackstone Entrance Exhibition and qualified as a barrister in 1999. He re-qualified as a solicitor in 2001.

Simon has substantial experience of ADR and in particular has handled numerous mediations and settlement meetings.


Gemma Fleetwood

Solicitor | Claims Executive | Underwriter

Gemma Fleetwood
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Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and joined Thomas Miller as a Claims Executive in January 2018.  She combines the role of defending professional negligence claims against barristers with underwriting After The Event insurance policies with Thomas Miller Legal.

Gemma’s experience in private practice of pursuing professional negligence claims against solicitors provides her with a unique tactical insight into the defence of such proceedings.  She has previous criminal defence experience and this now assists her in defending disciplinary proceedings against members of the Bar.  Gemma is also familiar with the operation of the family courts gained from acting for clients in divorce and financial remedy proceedings.


Elizabeth Blanc

Solicitor | Claims Executive

Elizabeth Blanc
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Elizabeth joined Thomas Miller as a Claims Handler for Bar Mutual in February 2018. In her role, Elizabeth handles a wide range of professional negligence claims against barristers of all practice areas. Elizabeth also deals with the defence of complaints made to the Bar Standards Board and disciplinary proceedings.

Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor at a major City of London law firm specialising in insurance litigation in September 2015. Elizabeth qualified into the firm’s Professional Indemnity team where she predominantly assisted with the defence of a number of multi-million pound claims against accountants. Elizabeth was a key part of the legal team that successfully defended one of those claims at a three week trial in the Mercantile Court. In addition, Elizabeth also defended claims against various other professionals including solicitors and surveyors and advised insurers on policy coverage points.

Elizabeth started her legal career at DWF in Leeds, where she worked as a paralegal dealing with the defence of complex, high value injury claims for a number of insurer clients.


Redvers Cunningham

Director

Redvers Cunningham
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Redvers joined Thomas Miller after completing his pupillage at 2-3 Gray's Inn Square.

He carries out the Chief Executive Office role for two mutuals, HAMIA and PAMIA, and was Ahmed Salim’s predecessor in acting as the Chief Executive Officer of Bar Mutual.

He has been involved in the establishment of a number of new businesses, including OPDU and a commercial ATE insurance facility with TheJudge. 


Ahmed Salim

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmed Salim
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Ahmed joined the Professional Indemnity Division of Thomas Miller after qualifying as a barrister and working in the insurance industry with Lloyds of London.

His first role was to handle claims against barristers. He quickly moved to handling claims against solicitors and surveyors and eventually heading the Claims Department.

He is the Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.

AS CEO Ahmed leads the management team of Bar Mutual Management Company Ltd and combines this role with that of Claims Manager for the PI Division and General Manager.


Finance

Rajiv Harnal

Chief Financial Officer

Rajiv Harnal
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Rajiv joined Thomas Miller in 2001.

He has had a varied career starting off in the profession as an Auditor, auditing companies such as P & I mutual marine.

He then joined Commercial Union (now AVIVA) where he performed various roles in their Life and Fund Management businesses, after which he joined an IT company.

Rajiv is the Chief Financial Officer of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd and is an executive director of the company.


Underwriting

David Simpson

Chief Underwriting Officer

David Simpson
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David joined Thomas Miller in 1999 after completing the BCL degree at Oxford University. Prior to Oxford, he had obtained first class undergraduate degrees in Politics and Law, worked as a Judges Clerk (the NZ equivalent of a Judicial Assistant) and practised from New Zealand's leading set of chambers, concentrating on commercial litigation in general and professional liability matters in particular.

David has handled claims against barristers for Bar Mutual throughout his time at Thomas Miller and is well-known in the lawyers’ professional liability market for his involvement in most of the significant/high quantum claims against barristers in recent years.

His claims handling experience also  includes claims against solicitors, patent and trade mark agents and occupational pension trustees, as well as providing risk assessment reports for underwriters on proposals for ATE insurance in commercial litigation.

David is the Chief Underwriting Officer of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited and his responsibilities include the day to day management of Bar Mutual underwriting issues and relationships with Bar Mutual’s reinsurers.


Sarah Jacobs

Underwriter | Administration Director

Sarah Jacobs
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Sarah joined the Professional Indemnity Division of Thomas Miller in 1988.

She is involved with the underwriting for Bar Mutual – including arranging cover for new barristers, renewing cover, providing cessation cover and answering queries about coverage.


Lisa Woodroof

Underwriting Assistant | Administrator

Lisa Woodroof
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Lisa joined the Professional Indemnity Division of Thomas Miller in 2015.

Lisa is involved with the underwriting for Bar Mutual – including arranging cover for new barristers, renewing cover, providing cessation cover and answering queries about coverage. She assists with the preparation of documents for Board and Committee Meetings for the Bar Mutual and other PI Division Clubs. She is also involved with the renewal for PAMIA.


Investments

Richard Jarvis

Investment Director

Richard Jarvis
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Richard has accumulated over 30 years investment experience.

He joined Thomas Miller Investment in 1992 and holds responsibility for fixed income and currency management and acts for a number of clients as their portfolio manager. Richard also has experience in managing hedge fund investments.

Prior to joining Thomas Miller, Richard worked for Scandinavian Bank Ltd and S.G.Warburg Group. At S.G. Warburg Richard worked within the fixed income, equity and convertible bond divisions.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds the Diploma of the Association of International Bond Dealers.


Management

Ahmed Salim

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmed Salim
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Ahmed joined the Professional Indemnity Division of Thomas Miller after qualifying as a barrister and working in the insurance industry with Lloyds of London.

His first role was to handle claims against barristers. He quickly moved to handling claims against solicitors and surveyors and eventually heading the Claims Department.

He is the Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.

AS CEO Ahmed leads the management team of Bar Mutual Management Company Ltd and combines this role with that of Claims Manager for the PI Division and General Manager.


Rajiv Harnal

Chief Financial Officer

Rajiv Harnal
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Rajiv joined Thomas Miller in 2001.

He has had a varied career starting off in the profession as an Auditor, auditing companies such as P & I mutual marine.

He then joined Commercial Union (now AVIVA) where he performed various roles in their Life and Fund Management businesses, after which he joined an IT company.

Rajiv is the Chief Financial Officer of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd and is an executive director of the company.


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