Landmark Clinical Negligence Secondary Victim Appeal Ends in Disappointment for Claimants at the Supreme Court
By Matthew Best, Director – ATE Partnerships, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 42 seconds) The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited judgment on conjoined clinical negligence cases concerning psychiatric injuries suffered by secondary victims. Specifically, the case of Paul which concerned a failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition […]Read more
A Reversal of Fortunes? Costs enforcement and the imminent CPR changes
This article was first published in the April 2023 edition of the Law Society’s ‘Litigation Funding’ magazine By Matthew Best, Director – ATE Partnerships, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence (Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 18 seconds) As you may have seen recently in the legal press, the civil procedure rules have been quietly […]Read more
QOC(s) are they thinking?
By Matthew Best, Director – ATE Partnerships, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence (Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 31 seconds) As everybody may now know, 6th April 2023 will see significant changes to CPR 44.14. From this date defendants will also be able to enforce costs orders up to the aggregate amount in money […]Read more
Clinical negligence case study – delayed diagnosis
Multi-million pound settlement for a case previously abandoned This case relates to a delay in diagnosing and treating meningitis and sepsis that settled at a capital equivalent value of £16m. We are pleased to report that one of our major partner law firms in London, Hodge Jones & Allen (HJA), has recently settled a multi-million […]Read more
Disbursement funding update – five options, one real solution to the cost of costs?
By Matthew Best, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 6 seconds) We’re all looking at ways to save money; law firms should be too. Interest rates are climbing and will continue to do so for some time yet. Therefore, it could well be timely to now consider what disbursement funding options are available […]Read more
Bon voyage to Paul Bonner – a well-earned retirement
Friday 14 October 2022 marked time-up for one of our longest serving members of Temple Legal Protection. After 22 (twenty-two) years, Paul pulled the plug on his employment with us and made his decision to retire. With 40 years’ plus experience in the insurance industry, we have certainly lost an extremely experienced colleague. Paul has […]Read more