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13 July, 2020

The end of “anti-adjudication” injunctions in construction disputes

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 42 seconds) Liquidators of insolvent contractors now have the comfort that they can refer their disputes to adjudication without fear of being injuncted and can, with Temple’s proven suite of ATE insurance policies, seek to enforce the adjudicator’s decision. Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) […]

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28 February, 2020

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 38 seconds) The legal profession, like others, brings with it a raft of complex terms and jargon. It takes years of often tortuous academic study and subsequent practical experience to begin to be conversant with it. It is […]

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3 December, 2019

Litigation Insurance – “Because it’s worth it”

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter. (Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds) In June this year we held, in conjunction with Legal Futures a roundtable event which was attended by a group of highly experienced litigation lawyers. At that meeting they expressed some of the concerns their clients had with taking out ATE/litigation insurance. One […]

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21 May, 2019

“It’s not fair” – A close look at unfair prejudice actions

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter. When setting up any business, the principal founders will inevitably have to trust each other to devote their time, efforts and abilities in achieving an agreed commercial objective. They will also expect each to play a role in the business and to have the right to participate in its running, […]

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31 January, 2019

Can a Solicitor Personally Recommend an ATE/Litigation Insurance Provider?

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter. Insurance distribution activities cover a number of undertakings such as “advising on” and “arranging deals” in contracts of insurance; therefore embracing litigation/after-the-event insurance. These activities used to be called “insurance mediation activities”, however, the Insurance Mediation Directive has been repealed and replaced by the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). The regulatory […]

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23 November, 2018

Big Bucks and Trucks – Claims, Causation and Quantum

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter. It has been reported in the news recently that the Road Haulage Association has brought a claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of road hauliers overcharged when they bought or leased trucks from certain major European truck manufacturers. They are seeking compensation in excess of £6,000 per truck […]

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