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Temple Online Policy System (TOPS)

Wednesday 1st November, 2017

We are delighted to confirm that the new version of the Temple Online Policy System (TOPS) is scheduled to go live on Wednesday 8th November at 09:00hrs. While the new system is being installed, the original system will be unavailable between 16:00hrs on Friday 3rd November until 09:00hrs on Wednesday 8th November, which means that […]

Does SRA case for publishing legal fees hold water?

Monday 16th October, 2017

Malignation of the legal industry’s failure to support SMEs and provide better clarity relating to the cost of legal services is a current vogue topic. The issue is clear: the SME business community in general is reluctant to seek legal advice because of uncertainty over the cost risk posed by escalating a commercial issue into […]

RECOVERABLE ATE PREMIUMS, IT’S TURNED FULL CIRCLE AND GOING ROUND AGAIN …..

Thursday 21st September, 2017

Post-LASPO 2012 ATE insurance premiums are recoverable on a between the parties’ basis in clinical negligence cases pursuant to Section 58C of the Courts & Legal Services Act 1990 and Regulation 3 of the Recovery of Costs Insurance Premiums in Clinical Negligence Proceedings (2) Regulations 2013 (the 2013 Regulations”). Section 58C stipulates: “Recovery of insurance […]

Spurious NAO claims are not helping the NHS or access to justice

Wednesday 20th September, 2017

National Audit Office (NAO) claims that imply excessive legal costs are the cause of rising NHS Resolution expenditure are unhelpful at best, disingenuous at worst and either way do not provide any answers to the NHS’s problems or support genuine access to justice. Recent NAO comments on the subject contradict themselves, stating no evidence has […]

ATE insurance in action – Successful £5 million Professional Negligence Judgment for ’Giambrone’ Claimants

Wednesday 13th September, 2017

This case is especially significant because it is the first of its kind – where solicitors were held liable for the full consequences of their failure to properly advise their clients of the risks involved in a ‘disastrous’ holiday home venture in Southern Italy, and failure to conduct the matter in a manner so as […]

Temple Legal Protection hires Corporate Solicitor to join its Commercial Underwriting Team

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

Specialist legal expenses insurer, Temple Legal Protection is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicholas Ellor as a Senior Underwriter to join its commercial underwriting team. Nicholas brings with him twenty years’ worth of experience working as a solicitor in London on both contentious and non-contentious company commercial and corporate matters. Having been a practitioner, […]

Jackson’s latest views on fixed costs for Clinical Negligence – AVMA’s reaction

Monday 14th August, 2017

We were interested to read the reaction from AVMA’s (Action Against Medical Accidents) Chief Executive Peter Walsh to Lord Justice Jackson’s latest report. Peter’s full article can be found on the Solicitor’s Journal Website (https://www.solicitorsjournal.com/comment/201708/more-half-empty-glass). We completely agree with AVMA that access to justice is threatened by the introduction of fixed costs. Furthermore the prevention […]

Lord Faulks – “Litigation funders are a growing threat to our justice system”

Wednesday 21st June, 2017

Lord Faulks, QC’s recent comment piece published in The Times and reported in Litigation Futures is generating considerable discussion in relation to the growing litigation funding market. We agree with Lord Faulks, QC that the Funding industry needs to be properly regulated to ensure protection for consumers and confidence that access to justice is preserved. […]

UK Insurers resistance to claims preparation clauses – at what cost?

Friday 2nd June, 2017

Nobody wants to have to make an insurance claim. Generally, it means that a serious event has occurred and even if financially compensated. There are many statistics on the percentage of businesses that fail following a loss, with most reports concluding that between 50% – 75% of businesses will close within two years following a […]

Insurance Premium Tax Increase to 12% – Thursday 01 June

Monday 22nd May, 2017

The UK Government has imposed a further higher rate of premium tax on all insurance policies. As a result of the autumn 2016 budget statement, Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is due to rise from its current level of 10% to 12% on Thursday 01 June 2017. Please find below Temple Legal Protection Limited’s summary of […]

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