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
Mediation for clinical negligence cases – still a hot topic
(Estimated reading time: 1 minutes, 31 seconds) By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division and observations from Terry Renouf of Renouf Mediation. The NHSR annual report records that the number of clinical negligence mediations increased by 110% (380) in the last year and that figure is likely to continue to increase significantly in coming years. […]Read more
Lawyers suing lawyers: professional negligence claims against personal injury practitioners
By David Pipkin Director, Underwriting Division and Jacob White, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 18 seconds) At a recent Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) event, sponsored by Temple Legal Protection, our attention was drawn to an article providing the comments of Richard Beaty, counsel from Hailsham Chambers. Richard expressed the view that there was […]Read more