Is the fear of clinical negligence litigation overblown?

2 October 2019

For every story that a growing compensation culture is bleeding the NHS dry, there is another suggesting that healthcare professionals have acted with callous indifference to their patients.

Fixed recoverable costs – has the momentum stalled?

20 September 2019

What looked like inevitable progress towards the extension of fixed recoverable costs appears to have been halted because of Brexit. So why has the Law Society reissued its policy position on them?

The rising tide of claims against PI lawyers

17 September 2019

A barrister wrote recently about the growing perception amongst indemnity insurers and professional clients that the under-settlement of injury claims is on the rise. We have seen this trend too.

Civil Liability Act 2018 – a step in the right direction?

12 September 2019

It’s perhaps not quite as divisive as Brexit, but the arguments surrounding the Civil Liability Act 2018 – addressing the compensation culture versus protecting access to justice – sit deep in the world of PI.

What now for the ATE market?

2 September 2019

It was a potentially huge moment for the ATE market, so I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on the outcome, and break it down to its key elements – DemouiIpied for Dummies, if you like.

Applying for funding and ATE need not be so painful

22 August 2019

Litigants approaching us directly have, either from previous experience or by word of mouth, heard largely negative feedback about the application process offered by funders and insurers.

From ATE to the Civil Liability Act

16 August 2019

Allianz Legal Protection’s latest roundtable in London discussed topics ranging from after-the-event insurance to the Civil Liability Act 2018, with both deriving many thought-provoking points.

GDPR and marketing – one year on

29 July 2019

Working in the fast-paced, demanding legal sector can often mean buzzwords and jargon are commonplace, especially when it comes to legal expenses insurance.

Seeking Norwich Pharmacal relief for use overseas

2 July 2019

The English civil courts have remarkable powers to order third parties mixed up in wrongdoing to reveal information to assist the victim in seeking redress, even overriding any duties of confidentiality.

Forming a professional partnership

20 June 2019

Partnerships need to think beyond ATE and look at what the joint needs are. The key to longer-term success is active dialogue to help anticipate future needs and avoid any unnecessary surprises

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