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 5 years. Sarah was then promoted to Account Executive and is now heading up the legal indemnities team.

Having obtained her Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Diploma, Sarah is now on track to becoming Chartered by the end of 2020. In 2018, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the UNA 2018 Conference.

Sarah is married 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.

Email: sarah.jones@thomas-carroll.co.uk
Telephone: 02920 858602

Lorraine Davies, Account Broker

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.

Email: lorraine.davies@thomas-carroll.co.uk
Telephone: 02920 853763

Dafydd Jonathan, Account Broker

Caerphilly-born Dafydd is a Welsh speaker and graduated from Aberystwyth University with both a bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Law in 2015. Dafydd is legally qualified, having completed his Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Cardiff Law School. He has also obtained his Certificate in Insurance and is now working towards his Diploma.

Dafydd has worked in both high street and large law firms, mostly handling contentious litigation and insolvency before joining Thomas Carroll’s legal indemnities team in 2019. Dafydd’s legal background has provided him with the experience needed to understand the legal problems that clients face.

Socially, Dafydd is a competitive golfer. He also plays rugby for his hometown of Caerphilly on weekends and enjoys the, ahem, social aspect after the game.

Email: dafydd.jonathan@thomas-carroll.co.uk
Telephone: 02920 853738

Natasha Blewitt, Account Broker

The newest member of the legal indemnities team, Natasha Blewitt 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.

Natasha is married with two children. Outside of work, she 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.

Email: natasha.blewitt@thomas-carroll.co.uk

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 contact@thomas-carroll.co.uk.