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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.

July 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

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.

June 26th, 2018 | Comments Off on DAS Law launches new Graduate Academy for law students

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.

March 6th, 2018 | Comments Off on Cancellation: “Hi, Domino’s? Yeah, I’ve changed my mind, keep it.”

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.

January 26th, 2018 | Comments Off on DAS Announces New Alexa Skill for Amazon Echo

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”.

December 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on Dishonesty: Oh my, we’re finally moving away from the ‘Ghosh Test’

DAS UK Group

The DAS UK Group comprises an insurance company (DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd), a law firm (DAS Law), and an after the event legal expenses division (DAS LawAssist). DAS introduced legal expenses insurance (LEI) in 1975, protecting individuals and businesses against the unforeseen costs involved in a legal dispute. Today it has over nine […]

September 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »