JP Ellis

Senior Legal and Claims manager

JP is an admitted attorney with B Comm and LL B degrees and was a senior attorney at one of the largest international law firms in the world, Clyde & Co. His primary focus has been in the field of insurance law, medical malpractice work and health regulation. He is a trained mediator and has completed a certificate in medicolegal practice through the University of Cape Town.

Since joining Constantia Insurance in 2017 he has been responsible for: overseeing claims management; providing policy advice and opinions on regulatory aspects pertaining to Insurance and Healthcare; drafting commercial documentation in compliance with the relevant insurance statutory framework; co-ordinating various law reform initiatives with industry stakeholders and government, including the competition commission; providing medicolegal assistance and advice to medical specialists; providing general and legal advisory services to the business of the Constantia Group; and assisting in risk management initiatives.

JP is a member of the South African Medicolegal Coalition Task Team and is currently a board member of the Mowbray Maternity Hospital Board, and he regularly contributes to articles in insurance and health-related publications, radio and TV segments and presents talks at related industry events.

JP most enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His other interests include travelling and participating in combat sports such as full contact karate, brazilian jujitsu, and mixed martial arts.