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Insurers celebrate ruling on BTE non-panel rates

Legal expenses insurers have welcomed this week’s Court of Appeal ruling about the rates they have to pay non-panel firms. On Wednesday the Court of Appeal said before-the-event providers have to pay an “appropriate” rate to ensure policyholders have a meaningful freedom of choice of solicitor.

December 14th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

BTE will not take up the slack from LASPO reforms, warns insurer

Government hopes that before-the-event legal expenses insurance will take up the slack left by legal aid cuts and the end of recoverability – and that its cost will fall – are wide of the mark, a leading insurer has warned.

December 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »

Ombudsman: legal expenses insurance is a good thing – if only consumers understood it

Legal expenses insurance is a good thing in the post-LASPO world but consumers have little understanding of it, the Legal Ombudsman warned today. He also highlighted unrealistic ‘no win, no fee’ promises and dubious fixed-fee services.

July 11th, 2012 | Comments Off on Ombudsman: legal expenses insurance is a good thing – if only consumers understood it