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26 June, 2019

ADR and ATE/litigation insurance in action for commercial cases – seven practical insights

By David Chase, Deputy Underwriting Manager. With the upsurge in interest in ADR in recent years – has the time finally come for commercial litigators to pay closer attention to what it has to offer? David Chase shares his observations in seven practical tips; these are based on practical experience on how to make the […]

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17 June, 2019

The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Lachaux

By David Chase, Deputy Underwriting Manager The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited judgment in the matter of Bruno Lachaux v Independent Print Limited and Evening Standard Limited, when it dismissed the newspapers’ appeals. The Court has upheld the decisions of the Court of Appeal and Warby J that each of the articles […]

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21 May, 2019

Case Study: ATE/litigation insurance in action – fraudulent misrepresentation

In March this year a Northamptonshire businesswoman celebrated the end of a 2½ year legal dispute that threatened her with bankruptcy. Wilson Browne Solicitors approached Temple Legal Protection for litigation insurance cover; together they were able to help a young entrepreneur end a legal nightmare. In July of 2016 Amanda Phipps’ business decided to rent […]

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8 April, 2019

2019 Legal Futures Civil Litigation Conference – what were the hot topics for litigators?

Funding, capped costs, court modernisation, robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) were on delegates’ minds in a very busy day at the conference. Below is a summary of the numerous discussions we had at the conference. The focus on funding of all kinds The strongest level of interest and feedback was regarding funding – which includes […]

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21 February, 2019

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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8 November, 2018

Even if costs exceed damages, they can still be proportionate

By David Chase, Senior Underwriter. Two judgments in the phone hacking litigation handed down in June and August 2018 have been of particular interest to us of late, namely ‘Various Claimants in Waves 1 and 2 of the Mirror Newspapers Hacking Litigation vs MGN Limited, Case No: AGS/1600058’. The five factors that Master Gordon-Saker had […]

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