Opus Underwriting is a specialist underwriting agent providing leading Intellectual Property insurance solutions. Opus utilise unique analytical resources and expertise to continually assess and reevaluate emerging trends in the ever-changing sphere of Intellectual Property. Our innovative approach underpins a matchless product offering and an accessible platform designed to help small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) protect their innovations with robust insurance solutions.

Our ethos is not only to offer an insurance solution but to share experiences that benefit you, the client, capacity providers and Opus in a true partnership.

This collaborative ethos is embodied in our team who bring together an array of experiences from across the fields of Intellectual Property and Insurance.

Our products extend from the small SME to multinational corporations with the ability to bind excess layers to existing placements and country specific products and wordings.


Meet Our Team


David Jewell

Non-Executive Director - Chairman

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


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.


Neil Canarffan

Non-Executive Director

Neil Joins the board to represent Ambant Underwriting Services Limited.


Richard Tee

Non-Executive Director

Richard is the CEO of the Avantis Limited which owns a number of underwriting agencies and brings a wealth of experience to the board.


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.


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.


Gordon Snell


Gordon has 35 years’ industry experience in the European arena with both intermediaries and insurers. He brings operational and compliance experience to the board.


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.


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.


James Harding

Underwriting Administrative Assistant

James is a recent graduate and is beginning his insurance career with Opus.