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28 May, 2019

The bumpy ride continues

By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division By way of introduction, my predictions in the January newsletter of a bumpy ride in 2019 seem to be bearing out. Below I pick up on a few of those points in order to keep you informed of the key issues impacting on litigators and claimants in the […]

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18 March, 2019

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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23 January, 2019

Moving targets and a bumpy ride in 2019?

By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division. A moving target of regulatory developments and other challenges in recoverability, fixed costs, funding and ADR can be expected during 2019. The coming year promises to be an eventful one for clinical negligence and personal injury litigators, ATE/litigation insurance and disbursement funding providers alike. The MoJ has indicated […]

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8 November, 2018

Recoverability; as relevant now as it’s always been

By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division. Here we publish one part of our response to the MoJ consultation on the LASPO review Part 2. This extract focuses on the need to preserve the partial recovery of ATE insurance premiums for clinical negligence claims. It seeks to counter the view from certain quarters that perceives […]

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26 September, 2018

Mediation for Clinical Negligence claims – An ATE Underwriter’s perspective

By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division. In reading the legal press over the last year or so mediation for clinical negligence claims has featured regularly and there seems to be a momentum from both sides – perhaps more so from NHS Resolution – to promote it as part of the mainstream menu offered by litigators. […]

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22 December, 2017

Temple Legal Protection 2017 Review

This year has been challenging for the legal industry: pre-LASPO cases are in decline and the new legislation is now being applied with some cases finding their way to the appeal court; abolition of tribunal fees has led to increased risk exposure for employers without appropriate BTE cover and legal services; and there have been […]

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