Meet our Legal Indemnities Team

5 Nov

Legal indemnity insurance protects against loss from defects that arise during property transactions. Thomas Carroll is one of the leading specialist brokers for legal indemnity solutions, advising on £3.5 billion worth of property transactions last year. Our experienced and legally qualified team can arrange indemnity policies for a wide range of risks, from straightforward residential risks to more complex commercial and development issues.

If you are looking for advice and guidance on a property acquisition, sale or refinancing, we highly recommend that you meet our legal indemnities team. You can get to know them a little better below.

Sarah Jones, Head of Legal Indemnities

Sarah graduated from Cardiff University with a 2.1 Law Degree. While working for a high street firm in her hometown, Sarah went on to qualify with CILEx, specialising in conveyancing.

Starting out as an Account Broker, Sarah has worked at Thomas Carroll for almost 7 years. Sarah was then promoted to Account Executive and is now heading up the legal indemnities team.

In 2020, Sarah achieved Chartered status with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). She was named Newcomer of the Year at the UNA 2018 Conference.

Sarah is married with one son and loves to travel. In the office, she goes by her alter ego name, Judith Chalmers. When she isn’t planning her next holiday (which she thanks for being able to make the perfect Mojito), Sarah is working on her home, which she has been renovating for the last 18 months.

Telephone: 02920 858602

Gemma Astbury-Dennis, Account Executive

Gemma started her career as an Insurance Underwriter back in 2004 at Countrywide Legal Indemnities before moving to Dual Asset in 2015.

During her career as a commercial underwriter, she developed a strong technical ability to understand and underwrite complex residential and commercial title risks, including restrictive covenants, lack of easement and mines and mineral risks, in order to facilitate transactions.

Gemma brings a wealth of experience in transactional insurance and is thrilled to have joined the Thomas Carroll team as their London based Legal Indemnities Account Executive. She is keen to use her underwriting background to help clients find solutions to their title issues.

When not running around after her two young boys, Gemma can be found renovating her 200 year old home in Norfolk and enjoying a nice G&T!

Telephone: 0207 123 6826

Lorraine Davies, Account Manager

Lorraine was born in Gateshead and moved to Wales to attend university at the age of 18. She graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a Law Degree (LLB Hons) and then went on to complete the LPC, the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

For the past 23 years, Lorraine has worked within the insurance and law industry, mostly dealing with motor insurance and personal injury litigation. She has obtained her CII Certificate and Diploma.

Lorraine is married with one daughter and is a self-described ‘crazy cat lady’ with two kittens at home who are in her words, ‘also a part of the family’. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and running and has recently completed her first half marathon. On weekends, she likes to eat out with family, which usually involves a gin and tonic.

Telephone: 02920 853763

Natasha Blewitt, Account Broker

Natasha graduated from the University of South Wales in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws before going on to qualify as a Graduate Legal Executive, specialising in civil litigation and conveyancing. She is now working towards her CII qualifications.

With over 7 years’ experience, starting at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in their Financial Services and Dispute Investigations department, Natasha joined Thomas Carroll in 2020 and is enjoying building new relationships with clients and is looking forward to being part of the ongoing success of the legal indemnities team.

Outside of work, Natasha loves to travel and on weekends, likes nothing more than spending time with her family on the beach and going for long walks. She is also passionate about tackling homelessness and often attends awareness sessions and has volunteered at The Huggard Centre and The Salvation Army.

Telephone: 02920 853764

Chloe Thomas, Account Broker

The latest addition to the legal indemnities team, Chloe’s qualifications include a BEng in Civil Engineering and MSc in Real Estate Management. After graduating, she undertook a position as an Admin Manager in the mass vaccination program in Cardiff and the Value UHB before joining Thomas Carroll in February 2022.

Chloe has spent the past 6 months becoming acquainted with the insurance market and settling into her Account Broker role within the legal indemnities team. Her day-to-day tasks involve managing new business clients and helping to provide solutions for a wide range of legal indemnity risks.

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys going to the gym and has previously competed in powerlifting competitions. On weekends, she relaxes by sitting down to watch Formula 1.

Telephone: 02920 853738

Need Advice?

If you have any questions and would like to speak to our legal indemnities team, please contact them today on 02920 853788 or at