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