About OPUS

OPUS Underwriting is a specialist underwriting agent truly dedicated to providing leading intellectual property insurance solutions. All of our expertise and resources are focused on the continued fine tuning and honing of our knowledge base for Intellectual Property. We bring unrivalled product offerings and an innovative approach to making intellectual property insurance easily accessible to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Our ethos is not to only offer an insurance solution but share experiences that benefit the client, but also OPUS and the insurers in a true partnership.

Our Team

David Jewell

Non-Executive Director - Chairman

David has more than 50 years experience in the London Insurance market.
 
 
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Mike White

Senior Analyst

Mike has nearly 15 years of experience assessing Intellectual Property risk in an insurance context, specifically assessment of litigation risk for small to medium-sized enterprises.
 
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Murray Fairclough

Development Underwriter

Murray is the former Group Head of Legal Services at Abbey Protection Group Limited and LHS LLP Solicitors. As a barrister and legal expenses insurance specialist he brings with him over 30 years’ of industry experience.
 
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Sam Bobo

MD - Head of Underwriting

Sam has over 29 years experience of which the last 25 years has been in underwriting legal expenses insurances.
 
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Hunter Chorey

Underwriting Analyst

Hunter has over 10 years of experience in the assessment of Intellectual Property risks, specifically those related to litigation and liability.
 
 
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James Harding

Underwriting Administrative Assistant

James has recently joined the team at Opus Underwriting.
 
 
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Neil Canarffan

Non-Executive Director

Neil joins the board to oversee all financial and compliance issues representing Ambant Underwriting Services Limited.
 
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Gordon Snell

Technical & Compliance

Gordon was brought up and educated in Guernsey and has 35 years’ industry experience in the European arena with both intermediaries and insurers.
 
 
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Richard Tee

Non-Executive Director

Richard is the CEO of the Heritage Group which owns a number of underwriting agencies and brings a wealth of experience to the board.
 
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Paul Driver

Underwriting Assistant

Paul has a background in the Lloyds & London market insurance, having previously worked for Chubb on the underwriting teams responsible for professional indemnity, cyber and product recall business.
 
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