Breaking new ground with existing values: Temple’s Northern Ireland Product Launch
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 40 seconds) In October, we launched our refreshed ATE insurance range for the Northern Ireland market. This culminated in a visit to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, where we met with current and prospective business partners and hosted a launch event. Below we reflect on an overwhelmingly successful […]Read more
ATE insurance in action: new birth Injury clinical negligence case study
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 53 seconds) Recently Tees Law (an expert law firm of ours), with the assistance of Temple disbursement funding and ATE insurance, helped a young child achieve a multi-million pound settlement in a tragic birth injury case. Below is a closer look at how the case unfolded. […]Read more
Fixed Costs Webinar: An overview of the Fixed Recoverable Costs regime
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter On 26th September, we hosted a webinar covering the upcoming Fixed Recoverable Costs changes for our valued partners and cover holders. John Ivory joined as the guest speaker and provided an informative and interest presentation on the changes. Such changes included those which have already occurred, those to come into effect […]Read more
The Emerging Shadow of the Gig Economy within UK Labour Law: Unstable Working Hours
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 3 seconds) The gig economy and zero-hour contracts have been growing in significance and scale in recent years. However, they raise major issues concerning levels of worker protection in terms of working time. Much labour law literature covering working time focuses on overworking, however, this article […]Read more
Ground rent clause cases: what makes a successful claim and why use ATE insurance?
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 3 seconds) In recent years, there has been a trend towards higher ground rents and, consequently, a sharp rise in cases concerning them. In 2012, the European Court of Human Rights in Lindheim v Norway held Norwegian law, allowing lessees to extend ground rent clauses, as […]Read more
Contentious Probate: making a successful ‘1975 Act claim’. Are your dispositions reasonable?
By Fraser Barnstaple, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 9 seconds) A look at the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and dispositions being subject to a test of reasonableness in the light of their increasing usage in contentious probate disputes. There’s also a crucial question the court may ask itself, plus a […]Read more