Our team

Brian Hall

Co-Owner and Executive Chairman

Throughout my 45 years’ experience in insurance, it’s been quite the journey. A journey that’s taken me from washing managers’ cars as a trainee to being Director and Co-owner of Lawsure, a market leader that’s grown ten times over the last five years.

In tandem with my early training I studied for the industry qualifications I became a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII).

I have handled claims, sold insurance, underwritten all sorts of insurances, and managed multi-billion pound transactions. I have been director at life insurance companies, investment companies, trustee operations and more.

In this time I’ve learned that despite the bad press that insurance sometimes gets, it’s really all about protecting people.

When we created LawSure, the goal was to establish a business that did things right. We focused on treating people correctly. We wanted to look back and see a company that the team had loved working at.

What we do in LawSure enables and protects some of the biggest transactions that people will undertake.

My greatest pride is in giving the opportunity and the support that I enjoyed over the years to an incredible, young team who continue, in turn, to inspire me.

Outside of work, I enjoy walking a lot and visiting new places with my family. I am also a complete anorak about cars. Since passing my test five days after my seventeenth birthday, I have driven well over a million miles in a wonderfully eclectic range of vehicles. Feel free to ask me about my favourites.

Mandy Brown

Co-Owner and Managing Director

I’m Mandy, Managing Director and Co-owner of LawSure. I’m passionate about making life as easy as possible for our clients at LawSure Insurance.

When Brian and I created the company, we wanted to build a business that we would want to work for. That principle has guided us throughout our LawSure journey to date, and I believe it’s been one of the keys to our success and remarkable growth.

At the start, before we had our excellent track record as a company, all we had was our reputation. Brian’s reputation was in Insurance. Mine was in my years of experience with management and marketing and strategic consulting, with a track record of successfully implementing major projects and programmes.

In my role as Managing Director at LawSure, I ensure that the business runs smoothly and our customers remain happy.

A lot of my earlier experience was in managing the ‘customer experience’. I’ve worked for RSA and programme managed the launch of MORE TH>N. I’ve designed customer contact centres, segmented markets and determined customer groupings. I’ve done R&D on new products, formulated media strategies and overseen their implementation.

I love offering opportunities to talented people and watching them grow. Our team of highly qualified and experienced brokers deals daily with bespoke and complex risks, finding solutions quickly to ensure that the transaction isn’t delayed. It’s like having an extended family. In fact, the most rewarding aspect about my work at LawSure is watching the team grow in their confidence and ability.

I hold an MBA, a BA in Marketing with French and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. I’m currently studying Spanish at a high level, and I love landscape painting (Bob Ross style), playing golf and going to the gym.

Dan Brown

Head of Broking

I’m Dan, Head of Broking at LawSure.

I’ve been at the company since 2013 and have loved watching both the team and company grow. Especially since what we thrive off is helping people to purchase their dream homes.

I specialise in making traditionally uninsurable risks insurable. In fact, I hate the word “uninsurable”. I love to work through projects like this by recommending specific ways to alter policies and include certain stipulations to make the insurance viable for both our client and the insurer.

My background is in sales, but I prefer the depth of relationships in my role here at LawSure. Communication is the key. I make sure that I and the whole team understand the needs of each client thoroughly. Only then are we able to go about delivering the best possible solution for their needs and deliver on time.

I have recently been involved in putting together strategic scheme business on both the title and probate side for the slightly more unusual circumstances. I help lawyers and lenders streamline their process and make sure that the cover is tailored to their business model.

I am a big fan of “whodunit” series, films and books. Although I actually rarely guess who did it correctly, it keeps me on my toes and gripped to the end. I also love football. I used to play at a high level. In fact, I was lucky enough to travel all around Europe playing for my county.

When not at work or on the football pitch, I love to get my people-reading skills on at the poker table. I try to live by the words of St. Jerome, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

I was awarded my Certificate at the Chartered Insurance Institute soon after joining LawSure, and am currently working to obtain a Diploma at the CII.  For the second year, I was shortlisted for ‘Young Broker of the Year’ at the UK Broker Awards, and in 2021 received a ‘Highly Commended’ for my contribution. It’s great to receive this recognition.

Will Gray

Senior Broker

I’m Will, a legal insurance broker with a passion for running and sports events like football, rugby, NFL and boxing.

I love doing my absolute best for clients. I get involved with the majority of the risks we deal with. But I also deal with other aspects of the business including financial reporting to insurers.

I have a background in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter, and enjoy understanding how things fundamentally work and are put together. To that end, I tend to focus on analysing our internal processes for how we can continue to systematically get the best results possible.

Lawsure has an excellent positive collaborative atmosphere that makes doing my job a genuine pleasure. The team is always focused on working together to focus our resources on the most important thing: helping our clients to get results.

My favourite kind of experience working at Lawsure is when a client tells me that we’ve helped someone to be able to buy their first or dream home!

I’m a big fan of Peep Show, Friday Night Dinner, and great one-liners (like Milton Jones’). Fun fact: I share Jimi Hendrix’s middle name (Marshall) as my dad is a huge fan!

Feel free to drop me a message on LinkedIn asking about Title and Executor risks for you or your clients, and how that can help enable transactions or administration of estates.

Josh Laker

Senior Broker

Hi I’m Josh and in my three years at Lawsure, I love that no two days have ever been the same.

After studying Geography at the University of Brighton I then went on to working in sales at BMW and working for the National Trust.

But I really found my stride at LawSure. I love the challenges and the variety and, perhaps most of all, the team. I’ve been heavily involved in improving our internal case management system to make all our lives easier. It’s helped maintain our impeccable standards as we’ve grown, and helps us stay on top of insurer pricing and wording.

I think the key to delivering as a good broker is putting in the time to fully understand the risk. Once you have this understanding for yourself, you can communicate clearly with clients and go about putting their needs first when talking to insurers. You can put together a tailored solution that is appropriate for the individual and every party concerned.

In order to pull off this level of bespoke problem solving, the team is everything. I think coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success.

This philosophy is also true with football and cricket, my big passions in life (I’m a Chelsea fan). I think the reliance on the team in these sports really resonates with me.

There’s no feeling quite like when we pool our collective experiences and resources to help someone get a house purchase over the line when they were struggling.

Keith Ross

Consultant Broker - Scotland

I’m Keith, Lawsure’s secret weapon when it comes to dealing with Scottish law and cover for development sites.

I’ve been at Lawsure for around 3 years and love the friendly and approachable atmosphere. That’s also what clients as service providers seem to love about us!

Before joining the team at Lawsure I worked as a broker for over a decade at Assured Indemnities. In my time in the industry, I learned that the thing that sets an excellent broker aside from an average broker is attention to detail. That’s because when dealing with insurance, what we’re actually dealing with is the security of people’s lives and businesses.

A good broker will not take that responsibility lightly.

My very favourite part of the job is when I receive sincere thanks for my efforts from a Solicitor.

In my spare time I love playing golf and pool. In another life I had a career with various Pipe Bands, where we had trips all over Europe and toured Canada twice. Feel free to ask me about it on LinkedIn.

 

Nicole Stabile

Trainee Broker

I’m Nicole and I joined LawSure in September 2021 as a trainee broker. It’s a really positive working environment and the team is always happy to help. There is lots to learn and right now I enjoy facing new challenges every day and continually developing my skills.

I studied Psychology with Forensic Psychology at the University of Lincoln, which gives me insight into how people work and problem-solving, which has come in handy with my work at LawSure. I’m also lucky to be surrounded by incredibly capable brokers, who all show great attention to detail, depth of understanding and strong communication skills with clients, insurers and the rest of the team. It all goes towards making a real difference in our clients’ lives — that’s the best part, knowing that our work providing indemnities is ultimately helping to protect people and their interests.

When I’m not at work, I love being outdoors, going on walks and hikes to explore new places. But I can just as easily be found indoors watching anything and everything on true crime, politics, psychology and history. And when I’m not watching stuff, I’m listening to music, especially Rock and Metal, whenever possible, at live music events and festivals.

Charlie Pickard

Trainee Broker

I’m Charlie, a Trainee Broker at Lawsure. I love the social, cheery day-to-day atmosphere here and the way every member of the team, from Directors through to trainees, has a strong and easy-going friendship. It’s something that clearly shows in the quality and friendliness of service we offer to clients.

Since I joined in September 2021, I’ve been soaking in all the information that I can from everyone around me as I think a strong knowledge of the products we offer, alongside reading deeply into each case, is essential to being a good broker.

Communication skills, patience and teamwork are also important and that’s always on display at LawSure, whether with trainees like myself or clients. All the brokers always have the patience and knowledge to fully translate each and every aspect of a policy so clients feel secure and comfortable with their bespoke insurance policy.

As a Trainee Broker, I find by far the most rewarding aspect of my job is knowing you’ve had a significant role in enabling a client to achieve moments that will shape their life forever, especially when it comes to ensuring they’re fully insured against any potential issues and helping them purchase their dream home.

Before LawSure, I was finishing up my A-Levels at Lingfield College and playing football for Sevenoaks Town and my school team. I’m now playing in the Under 23’s of Tunbridge Wells FC. As a huge sports fan, I try to fit in playing football whenever I can and I love going to see Chelsea play each week with my family and friends.