Government hopes that before-the-event legal expenses insurance will take up the slack left by legal aid cuts and the end of recoverability – and that its cost will fall – are wide of the mark, a leading insurer has warned.
Legal expenses insurer ARAG has teamed up with a public relations firm specialising in crisis communications to offer interested customer groups media relations support as part of their policies.
Legal protection insurers are best placed to meet the needs of this new generation of internet savvy, self-directed customers, according to the new president of RIAD – the International Association of Legal Protection Insurance.
ARAG, a Litigation Futures Associate, has announced a new partnership with specialist high net-worth (HNW) insurer Oak Underwriting to provide legal expenses and home emergency assistance insurance to its HNW portfolio.
Legal expenses insurer ARAG is targeting growth in the fee protection insurance market after entering into a partnership with Jim Hoyle, formerly of HLI Insurance Brokers (part of the CCV/Towergate Group).
Legal expenses insurance is a good thing in the post-LASPO world but consumers have little understanding of it, the Legal Ombudsman warned today. He also highlighted unrealistic ‘no win, no fee’ promises and dubious fixed-fee services.