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12 May, 2020

When the Cap Fits and When it Doesn’t

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds) In a judgment delivered by Newey LJ given in February of this year, the Court of Appeal clarified the nature and extent of the Arkin Cap. For some years funders had come to regard their maximum liability to pay a successful party’s […]

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10 February, 2020

2020 Vision – Seeing the Way Ahead

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 47 seconds) Well, Brexit “got done!”. What will there be to talk about for the next twelve months? Well, here at Temple, the Commercial Team may well be listening a bit more and talking a bit less. In 2020 we want to listen to […]

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23 September, 2019

AI – artificial Intelligence and actual intelligence: the role of technology in litigation insurance/funding.

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 7 seconds) If some headlines in the legal and insurance press are to be believed, it may seem that disclosure will be digitized, insurers are over-rated, and the role of actuaries could be archived. Whilst this may be more likely in aspects of consumer […]

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21 May, 2019

Damaged? New media law issues for litigators

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager. Temple has been insuring media law cases for many years and is the principal insurer in the ongoing phone hacking litigation. Recently, we have been turning our minds to see what new issues might be litigated by our media law clients in the future. The clear message we are […]

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14 March, 2019

Not Just for Claimants – Insuring Defendants

Here at Temple, the vast majority of our insured are claimants and we are only occasionally asked to insure defendants. Why? I think the answer lies in the perception the profession has of litigation insurance. It is seen as a claimant’s tool; a perspective rooted in the early days of CFA funded personal injury litigation. […]

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8 February, 2019

2019 – What Lies Ahead for Commercial Litigators?

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager. At the time of writing, predicting the Government’s policy on the whole question of Brexit is next to impossible – and that’s with only 2 months to go before we leave. But in the calmer waters of commercial litigation, charting a course through the rest of this year – […]

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