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ATE Insurance Premium Deductions: A Minor Issue?

By Peter Morgan, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 2 minute 44 seconds) The argument of whether the cost of an After the Event (ATE) insurance premium, in a case involving a minor was reasonably incurred has now been decided thanks to HHJ Lethem and his judgment of X –v- H&M Hennes. HHJ Lethem overturned a […]

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Out and About – Seeing Eye-to Eye?

(Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 44 seconds) The 2022 SCIL conference: a welcome and energetic return Temple Legal Protection were delighted to be exhibiting at the SCIL Conference which was held in Birmingham on 19th May 2022. This was the first SCIL event held since the pandemic and was a welcome return to see old […]

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Mediation, Arbitration, Motivation: The Changing Face of Civil Dispute Resolution

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 20 seconds) Alternative dispute resolution: it’s fast, it’s efficient and seemingly, it’s here to stay. When the Civil Justice Council (CJC) concluded that parties could lawfully be compelled to participate in ADR in June 2021, most lawyers were sceptical. Below we share our views on this. […]

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Professional Negligence: ‘The Secrets of Success’ PNLA Conference

By Matthew Pascall, Senior Underwriting Manager (Estimated reading time: 50 seconds) Andy Lyalle and Matthew Pascall were lucky enough to attend the first post-COVID in-person PNLA conference at Billesley Manor, near Stratford, earlier this month. Temple were proud sponsors of this unique event that brings together leaders in the field of professional negligence for a […]

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Good Things Come in Threes: After the Event Insurance you can ‘Have it Your Way’

By Andy Lyalle, Senior Business Development Manager (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 0 seconds) In a restaurant, the meal you order depends on how hungry you are, the time of day and your budget – with the menu laid out accordingly. Here at Temple, we think getting After the Event (ATE) insurance policy to cover […]

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‘To Tweet or Not to Tweet’ – Defamation developments

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 27 seconds) Shakespeare would probably have enjoyed the verbal jousting on social media and Hamlet’s ponderings about human existence in general could also have worked online. But with Twitter in the news again as Elon Musk considers taking over the company and into private ownership, […]

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Quite Interesting: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50

Representative privacy actions in the 21st Century By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 26 seconds) On 10th November 2021 the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal in the Lloyd v Google case, clamping down on representative privacy actions in the age of the internet. Previously, the Claimants had […]

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A “SLAPP” in the Face – but is There a Fundamental Paradox?

By Nicholas Ellor, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 52 seconds) The allegation is that Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are used by the rich and powerful to protect their reputation and to gag those who would expose their unsavoury path to enormous wealth to public scrutiny and ridicule. We take a closer […]

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ATE insurance in action case study – a pre-LASPO asbestos-related claim

By David Stoker, Senior Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 47 seconds) We have seen a lull in challenges to our ATE recoverable premiums, post LASPO, especially since the decision in West v Demouilpied, but now and again an interesting one occurs, including pre-LASPO challenges. A recent challenge saw a law firm client with an […]

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