History

Founded in 1995 by a team of experienced legal professionals, we’ve grown organically over the years by reinvesting our profits. Steering clear of outside funding, loans or overdrafts has given us the freedom to keep our independent status and ethical values.

Having started his career at a Southport firm of solicitors in 1989, our Chairman, James Tattersall joined a leading North West law firm in 1992. He then helped to found MAPS, becoming Managing Director in 1997 and sole shareholder four years later. After becoming our Chairman, James’ accountancy-trained wife Deirdre Tattersall joined the board as Financial Director in 2001. Soon after, she also became a shareholder, before stepping into the role of Managing Director.

Thanks to our long-standing mutual relationships with our clients, we’ve successfully navigated several uncertain periods of market change. When regulations have shifted, we’ve adapted in response, picking up plenty of awards and accreditations along the way. Not least an Investors in People (Silver Award), ISO9001 and Customer First.

Together, James and Deirdre have helped us stay true to our values, all while growing into a leading independent name in the world of legal expenses insurance.

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