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Our executive team have a tremendous amount of experience and expertise both in the law and ATE insurance and are supported by an excellent and talented group of lawyers.

Edward Smethurst, Managing Director

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Tel: 0800 524 4235

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Edward has over 25 years’ experience as a solicitor and during his time has acted for a number of high profile clients and causes.  Edward has worked in both private practice and in commerce and industry and has been involved, throughout his career, in a wide range of corporate and commercial work for a diverse client base including private and public companies.  Edward is recognised as having a highly commercial and client focused approach.  Edward has won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in March 2012 and more recently the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Commerce & Industry Group North West Annual Awards 2014 and is the Chairman of the group.


Edward was the Law Society’s representative as a Director of the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) from 2003 to 2009. Edward has extensive experience in litigation, employment and company commercial matters.  For the past 20 years, Edward has been the Chairman of the Law Society Commerce & Industry Group North West, an organisation formed by in-house lawyers for in-house lawyers and administered by an Executive Committee.


All Edward’s time is given free of charge to help and support the North West In House community.  The society organise regular seminars and events in the North West and any proceeds made from these events is donated to Cancer Research UK.

Chris Kelly – Head of Sales and Business Development

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Chris has spent 40 years in the insurance industry in a number of senior and CEO roles. He first started operating in the legal expenses market in 1988 with Hambro Legal Protection (now part of Capita). In 2003 he developed and launched one of the very first on-line facilities for ATE Insurance (BeWise).  Most recently he was director of Acasta European Insurance Company and he also sat on the Board of the UK service company Acasta Europe with responsibility for sales. Acasta specialise in a range of niche products including legal expenses insurance particularly After the Event legal expenses insurance.

Tel: 0800 524 4235

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Adam Woodley, Administration and Auditor

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Adam is the main internal contact point at Prosperity Brokers in Manchester for all administrative and auditing matters.  He holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of York and is currently completing his LPC at the University of Law Manchester.  Before joining Prosperity Adam worked at DWF dealing with insurance matters, including road traffic accidents, impact damage and commercial property claims on behalf of a major client of the firm, including bringing and responding to appeals in the County Courts.

Tel: 0800 524 4235

Here at Prosperity Andrew is responsible for the national new business development of the After the Event (ATE) Legal Expenses insurance products to both Solicitors and Insurance Brokers. Prior to this, he has spent 23 years working in the General Insurance, Motoring Assistance, Financial Services, Legal Services and Legal Expenses sectors in a variety of Sales and Business Development roles for Insurers, Financial Services/Life Assistance companies, Solicitors and Legal Expenses Insurers. This has included brands such as Green Flag, Direct Line, CPP Group Plc, Minster Law, DAS Law Assist and most recently for Acasta Europe Ltd who are a Legal Expenses and niche insurer.

Andrew Williams, Business Development Manager

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To find out more about the services Prosperity Insurance Brokers have to offer, contact us today.

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