You Can’t be too Careful when Advising Clients About Funding
By David Pipkin, Non-Executive Director (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 47 seconds) Whenever I am discussing Temple’s funding options with lawyers, invariably I ask what their clients need to know to help them make the right decisions. Whilst there is little doubt personal injury clients anticipate some form of conditional fee and ATE insurance package […]Read more
Can we Defend? Yes, we can: Litigation Insurance for Defendants in Commercial Disputes
By David Pipkin, Non-Executive Director (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 41 seconds) For commercial disputes there is a perception that ATE/litigation insurance is only for claimants – and not for insuring defendants. Here at Temple, whilst the vast majority of our insured are claimants, we are only occasionally asked about insuring defendants. In this article […]Read more
Charity and the new reality
By David Pipkin, Underwriting Director (Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 49 seconds) The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and the effect upon our personal lives is significant. Businesses large and small are struggling to adapt. But please give a thought to the many charities who provide vital services and support to thousands of people. Temple plan […]Read more
In-house lawyers and ATE insurance – opportunity knocks?
By David Pipkin, Underwriting Director (Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 14 seconds) In their most recent in-house roundtable event, The Law Society Gazette reported delegates commenting on the increasing amount of litigation and the size of claim. One factor was said to be increased litigation funding with the funders wanting large value cases with high […]Read more
When a ‘strong defence’ becomes an own goal? Ignore mediation at your peril
By David Pipkin, Non-Executive Director (Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 9 seconds) I am obliged to Marie-Claire di Mambro at Keystone Law Solicitors for bringing to our attention a very recent High Court decision in the case of DSN v Blackpool Football Club Ltd  EWHC 670 (QB) in which Mr Justice Griffiths ordered indemnity […]Read more
Charity begins at home – can you do one more good deed this year?
Charity begins at home By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division (Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 21 seconds) It was Charles Dickens who said ‘Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door’. Whilst lawyers rarely get good press, there is little doubt about the generosity of the legal profession when it comes to charitable […]Read more