Tim leads the firm’s commercial services practice for insurance clients. He works with a number of leading insurers and intermediaries on policy drafting and distribution, compliance and commercial issues. Tim was recognised in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ for 2022 for his ground-breaking work on the readability of insurance policies.
Tim specialises in advising clients who design and distribute insurance products. He heads up the firm’s specialist policy drafting and distribution team, which has drafted thousands of insurance policies for the firm’s insurer clients and tens of thousands of bespoke policy clauses through its outsourced endorsement drafting service. The team is particularly well known for its academic study with the University of Nottingham into the readability of insurance policies, which showed it is possible to reduce the reading of policy wordings by upwards of 10 years by applying specific drafting techniques.
Tim also advises insurers and intermediaries on commercial and regulatory issues relating to the distribution of products, including compliance with the Insurance Distribution Directive, the FCA Handbook, CASS and SMCR.
Tim applies his in-depth knowledge of product distribution to corporate transactions. Tim regularly advises clients on compliance issues relating to the acquisition or disposal of regulated intermediaries, having advised on over 60 such transactions in recent years.
Tim is well known in the insurance market and regularly publishes articles the insurance press and speaks at conferences and events.
Undertaking compliance due diligence for Aston Lark and advising on regulatory compliance issues in relation to a large number of acquisitions.
Drafting a large number of insurance policies, and over bespoke policy endorsements each year.
Working with a leading HNW insurer on the complete redesign of its suite of HNW policy wordings, including linguistic analysis from the University of Nottingham to ensure maximum clarity and readability.
Advising a series of new MGAs and their holding company on a variety of compliance issues and commercial contracts, including binders, policy wordings, TOBAs and CASS compliance.
“What an amazing effort and outcome. Thank you for dropping what you were working on and jumping on this for us…it will make a massive difference to our customers”.
“Browne Jacobson…have the perfect combination of specialist expertise, insurance sector knowledge and commitment to delivering fantastic service that we value so highly”.
“You go straight to the questions that I actually need the answer to…so very practical and you get an answer much faster because of it, and understand that we have stakeholders that we need to communicate well with…”
Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance lawyers have advised leading private equity investor, Rcapital Partners LLP (Rcapital) on its majority stake acquisition of managing general agents (MGAs), UK General Insurance Ltd (UKG) and Precision Partnership Limited (PPL) alongside Montague Investment Group LLP who are taking a minority stake.
With the fast pace of legal and regulatory changes, Browne Jacobson is launching its ‘In-house for intermediaries’ service for brokers and MGAs.
A recent Court of Appeal judgment has provided some useful and much-needed clarity on the interpretation and application of aggregation clauses in insurance contracts.
Browne Jacobson partners Mark Blois and Tim Johnson have been named amongst some of the country’s most innovative and creative lawyers after featuring in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ listing for 2022.
Catch up with our Broker Insight on-demand video. With many intermediaries looking to buy, sell or seek external investment, we explored the elements of a successful M&A transaction.
In our Covid-19 webinar, a number of key members of our team provide an analysis of current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on business.