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  • The Big Gig Rejig

    The ‘gig economy’ is never far from the news. Here DAS Law Solicitor John Griffiths explains where the term comes from, what it means, and how businesses can help themselves today when it comes to clearly defining the status of their people…

    Wednesday, 20 March 2019
  • Eight things SMEs need to know about wrongful dismissal

    Employment law can be a complex, confusing business and wrongful dismissal is an area where there are too many misconceptions, which puts employers at risk. Here DAS Law’s Michaela Smeaton gives us the low-down on Wrongful Dismissal, and suggests a few things you can do to protect your business against these claims

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018
  • DAS Law welcomes new intake to Graduate Academy

    DAS Law has welcomed a new intake to its innovative Graduate Academy with seven aspiring lawyers joining the 2018 apprenticeship programme at the Bristol-based firm.

    Friday, 21 September 2018
  • A golden opportunity for the ATE market to innovate

    With the key judgement in the BNM v MGN case not expected until the end of the year, and decisions in the fixed recoverable costs arena not due until 2019, the after-the-event (ATE) insurance sector – already burdened by ever-changing regulation – is playing something of a waiting game. But this could be a golden opportunity for the ATE sector – the chance to take advantage of what might otherwise be a relative lull in activity period to set in motion a time of self-analysis and transformation, to develop plans for what the future of ATE insurance will look like.

    Monday, 16 July 2018
  • DAS Law launches new Graduate Academy for law students

    Bristol-based law firm DAS Law has launched a new Graduate Academy that comprises a fully funded three-year apprenticeship scheme for law graduates and post graduates.

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018
  • Cancellation: “Hi, Domino’s? Yeah, I’ve changed my mind, keep it.”

    The example in the headline is a facile one, but I’d like to share a few serious(ish) thoughts about cancellation. Most of us have been there; a shiny product and convincing salesperson, and the price never seems expensive when it’s broken down into 80 years’ worth of monthly payments in a finance deal.

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018
  • DAS Announces New Alexa Skill for Amazon Echo

    DAS UK Group has become the world’s first legal expenses insurer to launch an innovative new Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo.

    Friday, 26 January 2018
  • Dishonesty: Oh my, we’re finally moving away from the ‘Ghosh Test’

    The recent Supreme Court ruling in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords [2017] UKSC 67 will have a huge impact upon the test for ‘dishonesty’ in criminal and professional disciplinary proceedings. Since 1982, dishonesty has been considered on the basis of the two stage, objective and subjective test arising out of R v Ghosh [1982] EWCA, – the “Ghosh Test”.

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017
  • Recovery of post-LASPO ATE premiums: An underwriter’s perspective

    Despite post-LASPO after-the-event insurance (ATE) policies being more relevant now than ever in terms of access to justice, their premiums receive criticism. But in the case of clinical negligence claims, LASPO explicitly allows for partial recovery of an ATE premium to protect against the risk of a claimant becoming liable for expert reports which address the issue of liability. In the context of increasingly aggressive challenges to ATE insurers’ underwriting methodology, a Court of Appeal judgment last week has reaffirmed a number of key principles that underpin the basis on which ATE insurers operate. This should help increase understanding of a product that some may find esoteric.

    Tuesday, 5 December 2017
  • DAS LawAssist Raises Indemnity Limit for Multi-Track ATE Personal Injury Product

    After The Event (ATE) insurance provider DAS LawAssist has made major changes to its multi-track ATE Personal Injury insurance product, creating an improved offering specially geared towards cases involving catastrophic road traffic accidents.

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017