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ATE insurance – “right for me, hassle free”

Since the Jackson reforms of 2013, after-the-event (ATE) insurance has been suffering from something of an identity crisis. Some law firms question the value of ATE, believing they can in effect ‘self-insure’ the adverse cost risk, whilst customers question the need for ATE when the law firm is happy to run a case on a conditional fee agreement.

December 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

ATE insurance! What is it good for?

Unlike the Edwin Starr’s 1970’s song ‘War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing’, I hope you’ll agree that the same cannot be said for ATE insurance, which continues to provide valuable protection for customers and law firms, even post LASPO. The goal posts may have moved, but the need to ensure the client is aware of their risk exposure when bringing a claim for damages is still prevalent.

November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

Price – is it the only game in town?

LASPO! There I’ve said it. I believe everyone has now crawled out of their Jackson proof bunkers and realised that there life out there and there is a continuing need for personal injury lawyers, but it just isn’t quite the same as it was pre April 2013.

October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Firm claims RTA portal “breakthrough” as insolvency cases granted stay of LASPO execution

Liverpool costs specialists yesterday claimed a “massive breakthrough” in a dispute about the recovery of ATE insurance in RTA portal cases that has seen thousands of cases stayed. The news came as the government announced a two-year moratorium on ending recoverability in insolvency cases.

May 25th, 2012 | No Comments »

Abbey Protection unveils three-pronged ABS plan for SME market

Well-known legal expenses insurer Abbey Protection is to launch a three-pronged attack on the SME market once its application to become an alternative business structure has been approved, it has revealed.

March 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on Abbey Protection unveils three-pronged ABS plan for SME market

Onwards and upwards at ARAG plc

Following a fantastic 2011, three promotions and a new recruit later ARAG plc has had a speedy start to 2012. ARAG’s sales team is preparing for a growth over the next two years with the appointment of a broker business manager.

March 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Government offers limited LASPO concessions as ATE insurers go on the attack

The government yesterday offered a limited concession on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill as a coalition of 10 leading after-the-event insurers accused the government of ignoring the industry during the formulation of its policy.

March 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on Government offers limited LASPO concessions as ATE insurers go on the attack

Law Society, APIL and MASS agree Jackson compromise position

The Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Motor Accident Solicitors Society have agreed a compromise on the Jackson reforms that they are to propose to the government, Legal Futures can report. They have won the support of three key charities.

February 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Law Society, APIL and MASS agree Jackson compromise position

APIL to float last-ditch Jackson compromise

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers will next week launch a final attempt to challenge the Jackson reforms by setting out a new negotiating position that drops outright opposition to the changes. However, defendant lawyers rebuffed any suggestion of compromise.

February 9th, 2012 | 4 Comments »

£105m Trafigura costs dispute settles, leaving lawyers seeking clarity on interest

The dispute over Leigh Day & Co’s £105m costs bill in the Trafigura litigation has settled before it could reach the Supreme Court, it has emerged, leaving costs specialists frustrated that the question of the date from which interest on costs runs remains unresolved.

January 18th, 2012 | No Comments »