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CJEU: LEI policyholders can choose lawyer for mediation

27 May 2020

The right under EU law for people with legal expenses insurance to choose their own lawyer in legal proceedings extends to mediation, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.


Court rejects LiP’s “indiscriminate attack” on legal expenses insurers

30 January 2020

The High Court has struck out a claim by a litigant-in-person who responded to the failure of an employment case by launching an “indiscriminate attack” against legal expenses insurers and regulators.


Minster Law group aims to “shake up” LEI market

7 November 2019

A sister company to leading volume personal injury firm Minster Law is set to enter the legal expenses insurance market with a promise to price cover more accurately.


Law Society “could negotiate fees of solicitors for LEI work”

30 September 2019

The Law Society could maintain a list of solicitors willing and able to act for legal expenses insurers and even negotiate fee levels, the International Bar Association has suggested.


Consumer ignorance “the main challenge for BTE”

25 September 2019

Expansion of the market for standalone before-the-event legal expenses insurance is being held back by “lack of understanding” among consumers as to what it covers, a report has concluded.


Turnover continues to rise at ARAG despite ATE blockage

26 July 2019

Leading legal expenses insurer ARAG has reported double-digit growth in its BTE business and a ninth year in profit, despite what it said were the “challenging market conditions” for ATE.


Legal expenses insurer’s founders to repay £2.4m sale price

23 May 2019

The founders of legal expenses insurer Motorplus have been ordered by the High Court to repay the entire sale price of the company of almost £2.4m for breaching warranties.


BTE insurer warns of “serious and detrimental effect” of personal injury reforms

18 January 2018

A before-the-event legal expenses insurer has warned of the “unintended and very serious detrimental effect” of the government’s personal injury reforms on the market. He said the planned increase in the small claims limit for RTA cases would “cast doubt” on the ability of the BTE industry to provide legal representation.


Financial ombudsman shift allows BTE policyholders to change to own solicitor earlier

11 December 2017

Clients with before-the-event legal expenses insurance can now change from panel solicitors to one of their choice earlier than was previously the case following a subtle but significant shift made by the Financial Ombudsman Service. The point at which policyholders can exercise their choice of solicitor has been the subject of argument for years.


CJC launches BTE working group as top insurer warns that premiums may rise

1 March 2017

The role which before-the-event legal expenses insurance might play in improving access to justice is to be examined by a working group set up by the Civil Justice Council. BTE is to become more prominent in the wake of the government’s personal injury reforms, with one leading insurer predicting an increase in both demand and premiums as a result.

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21 September 2020

Why arbitration hasn’t worked for personal injury

I can’t say I’m surprised that PIcARBS looks to have run its course. While the lack of interest has been put down to lawyers not wanting to trial the service, market forces are decisive and the market is right.

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