Associate News

ARAG acquires DAS operations in Canada and continues to pursue its international expansion strategy

16 March 2021

ARAG acquires DAS operations in Canada and continues to pursue its international expansion strategy. The German ARAG Group, a global leader in legal expenses insurance (LEI) and currently active in 19 countries, has acquired DAS Legal Protection Inc. in Canada which is part of the Munich Re / ERGO Group.

Employment tribunal numbers and backlog still growing

12 March 2021

The influx of employment tribunal claims and the backlog of cases, which already reached record highs in February, is unlikely to have peaked, according to leading legal advice and protection provider ARAG.

It’s good to talk

24 February 2021

By Legal Futures’ Associates ARAG Following a highly successful roundtable with some key figures in the clinical negligence sector, ARAG’s ATE Sales Manager, Mike Knight, talks about the discussion and the importance of such events for exchanging ideas, updating and… Read More

Motor legal expenses – the unquestionable need

17 February 2021

Last week I read a couple of interesting articles in Insurance Post regarding the proposed fee caps being introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Claims Management Companies (CMCs). Insurers are wary of an influx of CMC-related claims following the proposed whiplash reforms, so this comes with little surprise.

ARAG appoints Duncan Ogilvie to lead product development

26 January 2021

Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has appointed Duncan Ogilvie to head up the company’s pivotal product development function, following the death of Lesley Attu, last year.

Disbursement funding for commercial disputes – all about the price tag?

1 December 2020

A few years ago Jessie J sang about ‘shades on your eyes’ and ‘ba–bling ba-bling’ in her song ‘Price Tag’ but, for commercial dispute resolution disbursement funding, is it also all about the price tag? We share our experience from the sharp end of decisions about disbursement funding and how Temple Funding addresses these.

Insolvency update: Move fast and settle things

26 November 2020

In the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business world was subject to huge disruption – with numerous companies ‘going to the wall’ and many others teetering on the brink. In the insolvency and restructuring arena, the government, insolvency practitioners and solicitors had to adapt fast. We take a look at developments.

ARAG appoints new CFO

25 November 2020

Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has appointed Simon Barrett as the company’s next Chief Financial Officer, in preparation for the retirement of longstanding CFO Bob Moreton, next year.

Disbursement Funding – Being a Credit Intermediary

24 November 2020

Alongside the numerous benefits of being able to offer Temple disbursement funding, it is understandable some solicitors may be concerned at the thought of being a credit intermediary when providing this service to their clients. In this article we provide straightforward guidance on what is required and what you have to do when taking on a role that has benefits both for your firm and clients.

Evaluating Litigation Crowdfunding against the framework of the Code of the Association of Litigation Funders

18 November 2020

Using a platform, such as AxiaFunder, to fund commercial litigation is relatively innovative and therefore requires careful consideration by lawyers and claimants before engagement. One framework with which to assess litigation crowdfunding is the Code of the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF).

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