Regulator eyes greater role for legal expenses insurance

30 March 2021

The Legal Services Board is set to explore whether and how legal expenses insurance can help to reduce unmet legal need, it confirmed this week.

LEI does not have to fund appeals during “unmeritorious claims”

5 January 2021

Legal expenses insurance does not have to fund interlocutory appeals that are likely to succeed as part of claims that overall are predicted to fail, the High Court has ruled.

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.

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