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13 December, 2023

Disbursement Funding and ATE Insurance for Commercial disputes – what’s what?

By Matthew Pascall, Legal Director – Head of Commercial (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 39 seconds) This article is from Temple’s new Commercial Guide to Disbursement Funding and provides a clear explanation of the roles of litigation funding and After-The-Event (ATE) insurance. Also, how funders and insurers such as Temple work together for commercial disputes. […]

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19 July, 2023

Who’s Nicked My Data?

Data Protection Claims from an ATE Underwriter’s Perspective By Matthew Pascall, Legal Director and Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 6 minutes 25 seconds) As the amount of personal data stored and transferred electronically increases at an exponential rate, data breach claims are going to form an ever-increasing part of the media cases we insure. […]

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19 July, 2023

What’s Up with WhatsApp?

FKJ v RVT, QGN & CBN [2022] EWHC 411 (QB) & (subsequently) FKJ v RVT [2023] EWHC 3 (KB) Private messages in a Work Setting – Misuse of Private Information – Abuse of Process & Strike Out – References to the terms of a Pt 36 offer at an interlocutory hearing. By Matthew Pascall, Legal […]

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1 December, 2022

Defending the Public Interest – ATE for Defendants in Defamation Cases

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 13 seconds) Banks v Cadwalladr [2022] EWHC 1417 Often defendants do not consider the need for after-the-event insurance as those defending defamation claims are often well-funded and resourced publishers who chose to take the risk of paying the claimant’s costs “on the chin.” Some […]

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1 December, 2022

ATE for Insolvency Cases – Security and Certainty in Uncertain Times

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 43 seconds) In September 2022 there were 1,679 registered company insolvencies, an increase of 16% compared with the same month last year and 11% higher than the figure for September 2019. The statistics for individual insolvencies are less straightforward and do not yet show […]

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14 November, 2022

Professionally Negligent? Don’t Forget to Discuss ATE Insurance

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 20 seconds) Clients lose good cases. Clients settle good cases on poor terms because the adverse costs consequences of losing are potentially catastrophic. Solicitors fail to tell clients about after-the-event insurance or enquire if it might be available. These things happen in every type […]

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