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tax reforms

IPT 10% Increase – End to transitional period on 31/01/17

Following the end of the transitional period relating to the Insurance Premium Tax increase from 9.5% to 10% please note the following: For existing staged ATE insurance policies incepted before 01 October 2016 where the relevant premium stage remains unchanged the IPT applicable will remain at 9.5%, 6% if the policy was incepted before 01 November 2015 […]

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Kilimanjaro Challenge

Temple are proud to be sponsoring our Underwriting Director, David Pipkin and Senior Underwriter, Kim Alexander who will be part of a team of now 17 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain. This is the biggest physical challenge the two of them have ever faced. All team members have been training hard […]

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Developments in Professional Negligence Claims – a landmark win for lenders

A recent case insured by Temple Legal Protection has led to a landmark decision, particularly as far as lenders and surveyors are concerned. Siding with lenders in the professional negligence case of Tiuta International Limited (in Liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Limited, the court’s decision is set to have extensive ramifications across the whole lending […]

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Latest news the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)

The Adjudication Pilot for Professional Negligence Claims has been re-launched after the Master of the Rolls appointed Mr Justice Fraser and Mrs Justice Carr to chair the group in December 2015. Dentons’ Tim Constable hosted a packed launch event back on 25 May 2016, where Lord Justice Briggs gave the keynote address. You can access […]

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Fixed Costs

Will fixed costs fix costs?

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones” Not for the first time Justice Jackson has had to calm the fears of the legal world, this time over his proposed changes to costs. His idea to fix the cost of all claims up to £250,000 was later described as just “a […]

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Coroners Court Statistics

In this article, Andrew Perfect and Hugh Rimmer of 3PB Barristers analyse the Coroners Court Statistics that were published last month and their impact on the path through the litigation process for clinical negligence practitioners. Back on 12 May, the Office of the Chief Coroner – for only the second time – released annual statistics […]

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legal aid

Conditional Fee Agreements and the switch from Legal Aid

Can After-The-Event Insurance Premiums and Success Fees be recovered? Currently awaiting the outcome of an appeal to Foskett J are a trio of cases involving claimants who moved from Legal Aid to CFAs just before the rules changed on 1 April 2013 – Surrey v Barnet HNS Trust, AH v Lewisham NHS Trust and Ramos […]

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level of risk

ATE insurance risk assessment for clinical negligence cases – getting it right

David Pipkin, Director Underwriting Division, Temple Legal Protection Limited What is ATE insurance risk assessment best practice? I previously reflected on what a good basic risk assessment for ATE insurance should be and Temple’s experience as to why many cases are discontinued far too late, causing higher claims exposure. I want to concentrate on risk […]

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