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  • What now for the ATE market?

    It was a potentially huge moment for the ATE market, so I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts on the outcome, and break it down to its key elements – DemouiIpied for Dummies, if you like.

    Monday, 2 September 2019
  • Reflecting on 20 years of ATE for DAS

    ATE insurance came into being nearly 20 years ago in the wake of the Access to Justice Act 1999, a piece of legislation which revolutionised the legal aid system in England and Wales. We were one of the first companies to provide the cover and, at first, it was all so straightforward – no initial premium payment required, it was effectively ‘self-insured’, and all of it was written off if the case didn’t win.

    Tuesday, 9 July 2019
  • Scope of ‘injury to feelings’ expanded

    In employment law, awards for ‘injury to feelings’ have historically been permitted only in claims linked to discrimination, whistleblowing, and trade union membership.

    Wednesday, 8 May 2019
  • When can company directors be personally liable?

    The recent High Court case of Antzuzis & Others v DJ Houghton Catching Services & Others [2019] EWHC 843 (QB) is a stark reminder of how company directors can be personally liable for their acts. DAS Law Solicitor Andrew Oberholzer explains…

    Wednesday, 1 May 2019
  • Fixed costs in clin neg: The prog rock of consultations

    Such a complex multi-industry issue as fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence – weighing up the high costs of litigation against the NHS, versus vital access to justice – is not an easy one to move forward.

    Thursday, 25 April 2019
  • 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