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Master rejects defendant’s attacks on £10,000 ATE premium for £200,000 med neg case

A costs judge has rejected attacks by the defendant on a £10,000 after-the-event insurance premium obtained by a claimant in a medical negligence case which eventually settled for £200,000. The ATE insurance was block-rated under an agreement between Irwin Mitchell and Allianz.

August 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

Court of Appeal: claimants cannot “blow hot and cold” with QOCS

Claimants cannot “blow hot and cold” with Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting by terminating one conditional fee agreement and signing a new one just to get the benefit of costs protection, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

August 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Judge rejects NHSLA challenge to medical negligence ATE premium

A circuit judge has rejected a challenge by the NHS Litigation Authority to a medical negligence ATE insurance premium described by the claimant as a “perfectly normal block policy”. There was “no requirement” that the policy must state the amount of the premium that relates to the relevant risk.

February 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

MoJ wants “complete abolition” of recoverability for med neg premiums, ATE insurer warns

Total abolition of recoverability for medical negligence insurance premiums is the option justice ministers “really want to go for”, a leading after-the-event insurer has warned. He outlined the limited set of options being considered by the Ministry of Justice.

October 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exclusive: MoJ summons ATE insurers to discuss changing rules on medical negligence

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is considering changing the rules on recoverability for ATE premiums in medical negligence cases, Litigation Futures can reveal. An e-mail from the MoJ links the initiative to the Department of Health review of fees.

July 31st, 2015 | No Comments »

Betfred boss moves into lower-value litigation funding

Fred Done, co-founder of betting giant Betfred, has moved into lower value litigation funding with the launch of a new service specifically designed to help cover the cost of enhanced court fees.

July 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

“Suspicion and speculation” not enough to reduce medical negligence ATE premium, costs judge says

“Suspicion and speculation” are not enough for a court to reduce a medical negligence ATE premium, a leading costs judge has said. Master Leonard went on to rule that the premium was recoverable in full.

June 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

High Court: ATE policy does not provide sufficient security for costs

The High Court has ruled that a £2.75m after-the-event insurance policy does not provide sufficient security oes not provide sufficient security for defendant’s costs of up to £2.75m, because of the risk of insolvency proceedings in a foreign jurisdiction.

May 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

ATE insurer not estopped from avoiding policy, High Court rules

After-the-event insurer Temple Legal Protection was not estopped from avoiding payment on a policy after a fraudulent misrepresentation, the High Court has ruled.

February 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

Now is the time

As we approach the second anniversary of implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, many firms are now starting to recognise a way to work under the new conditions and look towards growth and expansion.

February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »