Solicitor fined for failing to disclose counsel’s opinions to ATE insurer

An experienced solicitor who failed to disclose two counsel’s opinions on a case to an after-the-event insurer, one of them assessing chances of success at less than 50%, has been fined £8,000.

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Man order to cover half of costs paid by co-claimant’s ATE insurer

A man who was jointly liable for costs that were covered by his co-claimant’s after-the-event (ATE) insurance has been ordered to reimburse half of the payment to the insurer.

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Insolvent legal expenses insurer disclaims ATE policies

The joint administrators of former legal expenses insurer Elite Insurance – which worked with over 200 law firms – have disclaimed all but two of its active after-the-event insurance policies.

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Solicitor fails in bid to recover costs after terminating CFA

The High Court has upheld a decision that a solicitor was not entitled to recover costs of £12,600 he said were owing after he terminated a conditional fee agreement.

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Contingent and third-party funding on the up at Rosenblatt

City firm Rosenblatt is ramping up its use of contingent funding agreements, while its litigation finance arm has now invested in nine cases, the listed business’s half-year results have shown.

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Defendant’s “potential exposure” not relevant to security for costs

A defendant’s potential exposure to paying the premium for after-the-event insurance necessary to meet its demand for security for costs was “not relevant” to the question of security.

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Costs judge strikes down CFAs worth millions

A costs judge has struck down three conditional fee agreements in a big-money commercial case for having the potential to lead to a claim for a success fee exceeding 100%.

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Judge refuses payment out of court for all of defendants’ legal fees

The High Court has rejected an application for a payment out of court to fund all of the defendants’ legal fees under a conditional fee agreement in a “gargantuan” tax fraud case.

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24 February 2021

Covid-19 claims: The elephant in the room?

The idea of suing the NHS for compensation of a wrongdoing/malpractice may not seem the right or popular option right now. Everyone in our sector is wondering how this will pan out.

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