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STERLON Legal Expense Insurance

What is STERLON?

STERLON is Canada’s leading expert in Legal Expense Insurance (LEI). Operating since 1993, STERLON was granted the first special licence to adjust Legal Expense Insurance claims. STERLON provides a variety of affordable Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) products for professionals and corporations through its network of licensed insurance brokers.

STERLON Legal Expense Insurance


STERLON Underwriting Managers Ltd. is managed by Kevin Le Messurier-Girling and Victoria Girling who introduced Legal Expense Insurance to Canada in the summer of 1990.

STERLON Legal Expense Insurance

How We Can Help

STERLON can address the Legal Expense Insurance requirements of brokers (retail and wholesale), insurers, corporations, associations and individuals.

Kevin Le Messurier-Girling


President of STERLON, Kevin Le Messurier-Girling, has over 35 years experience in insurance, much of it spent specializing in Legal Expense Insurance coverage and claims administration. With his Lloyd’s background, working for both brokers and a Lloyd’s syndicate, he has a wealth of knowledge of the insurance industry.

Kevin is the driving force behind the development of LEI in Canada and works closely with insurance companies and brokers to ensure the smooth evolution of this class of insurance. He has developed close relations with a number of key wholesale insurance brokers and professional associations to increase market awareness of all products.

Kevin also undertakes product training seminars for both brokers and large clients as well as consulting work in newly emerging markets in South America. Kevin holds a loss adjusting license specific to Legal Expense Insurance.

Victoria Girling


Victoria Girling, Vice President, is a lawyer (admitted as a Solicitor of the UK Supreme Court in October 1983) and with more than 25 years experience in the area of Legal Expense Insurance.

Prior to emigrating to Canada in 1988 Victoria was in-house legal counsel for The Legal Protection Group, a major LEI company in the UK. That experience was fundamental to the development of LEI in Canada. She has experience in claims handling and product development and is a licensed loss adjuster for LEI. She liaises with Bar Associations and is responsible for recruiting lawyers and maintaining the Panel of Law Firms that provide representation pursuant to the various LEI products serviced by STERLON.

Victoria has also undertaken consulting work in newly emerging markets in South America. As the President of CAN-UK, Victoria also develops the policy wordings for all Legal Expense Insurance products offered in Canada and serviced by STERLON.