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Mediation update – Courts to insist on Mediation

What is your ADR Strategy? Do you have an ADR Strategy? How would you respond to a “Notice to Mediate”? All of these questions were raised by the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council in its report on ADR and Civil Justice published just before Christmas. Leading mediator, Terry Renouf, considers the implications of the […]

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When and when not to involve the MIB – Cameron v Hussain, LV and MIB [2019]

In this case the Claimant was hit by the Defendant driver who failed to stop, was never identified but the offending vehicle and the insurer were. We take a look at this judgment and compare it with a similar one insured by ourselves. The owner of the car although not the driver at the time […]

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Fixed costs, recoverability and the MoJ reforms – life at the sharp end of the debate

Temple are pleased once again to be exhibiting at the SCIL conference in Birmingham. If you or a colleague is attending, I hope you will find some time to come a talk to us on our exhibition stand about some of the current issues facing clinical negligence lawyers. Here’s our view on some topical subjects […]

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Case Study: Commercial litigators – No CFA? No problem

Whilst personal injury litigation has developed hand-in-glove with ‘no win no fee’ arrangements and Litigation/ATE insurance, commercial litigators often prefer traditional retainers with a more conventional fee payment structure. The businesses and individuals who pay their solicitor’s fees as the case progresses may prefer the certainty of knowing how much they are paying, in the […]

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Not Just for Claimants – Insuring Defendants

Here at Temple, the vast majority of our insured are claimants and we are only occasionally asked to insure defendants. Why? I think the answer lies in the perception the profession has of litigation insurance. It is seen as a claimant’s tool; a perspective rooted in the early days of CFA funded personal injury litigation. […]

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Star bakers and showstoppers – all for a good cause

The 2019 Great Legal Bake took place from 25th February to 1st March and many of the staff at Temple Legal Protection rolled up their sleeves, rolled out the pastry and channeled their inner baker to make some fantastic treats. All our participants rose to the occasion – there were very few ‘soggy bottoms’ – […]

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Mediation and Dispute Resolution in 2019

By Terry Renouf, Renouf Mediation. 2018 saw much greater use of mediation both within the area of clinical negligence but and more widely. This reflects a trend identified in the CEDR Biennial Audit1 published in July 2018. Growth of 10% pa was confirmed and within that figure a 20% pa growth of “schemes” such as […]

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Case Update: The ‘Giambrone’ Professional Negligence Group Action

By David Chase, Deputy Underwriting Manager. By way of an update to a previous article, there has been a very helpful development in this group action. Penningtons Manches are acting for over 80 claimants who lost over £3m in deposits in the failed and allegedly Mafia and IRA connected Jewel of the Sea holiday development […]

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Richard Steel, Temple’s Business Development Manager, is heading for pasture’s new.

With all our good wishes he has taken up an opportunity to work abroad. He will no longer be in and out of our client law firm’s offices every week meeting with a broad cross-section of litigators and other experts. Those who have met Richard know of his in-depth knowledge of legal expenses insurance, his […]

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Successful Claim Against Facebook puts Media Law in the Spotlight

By Jacob White, Underwriter. The recent high-profile judgment in favour of Martin Lewis (founder of MoneySavingExpert.com) in his defamation action against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge to regulators about the practical application of media law to publishers of online advertising campaigns. Proceedings were issued after financial fraudsters had created adverts supporting numerous investment schemes, which […]

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