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Case Update: The ‘Giambrone’ Professional Negligence Group Action

By David Chase, Deputy Underwriting Manager. By way of an update to a previous article, there has been a very helpful development in this group action. Penningtons Manches are acting for over 80 claimants who lost over £3m in deposits in the failed and allegedly Mafia and IRA connected Jewel of the Sea holiday development […]

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Richard Steel, Temple’s Business Development Manager, is heading for pasture’s new.

With all our good wishes he has taken up an opportunity to work abroad. He will no longer be in and out of our client law firm’s offices every week meeting with a broad cross-section of litigators and other experts. Those who have met Richard know of his in-depth knowledge of legal expenses insurance, his […]

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Successful Claim Against Facebook puts Media Law in the Spotlight

By Jacob White, Underwriter. The recent high-profile judgment in favour of Martin Lewis (founder of MoneySavingExpert.com) in his defamation action against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge to regulators about the practical application of media law to publishers of online advertising campaigns. Proceedings were issued after financial fraudsters had created adverts supporting numerous investment schemes, which […]

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Costs: Looking forward to 2019, what might be in store?

By Colin Campbell, Consultant at Kain Knight Costs Lawyers, Deputy Costs Judge and mediator in costs at CADR. A new year. What can those who practise in costs or who provide ATE insurance cover, look forward to in 2019, or is there anything about which they should be wary of? Here are some predictions from […]

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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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The JBVC Foundation – Rebuilding Lives Beyond Gang Culture

Temple has been proud to support the JBVC Foundation’s charity work. Dr Johnson Beharry VC GOC founded the JBVC Foundation, whose mission is to help young people turn their backs on gang culture. Johnson, as a serving member of the British Army, suffered serious injuries after his armoured vehicle was attacked in Iraq. He was […]

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Temple Supports Successful Libel Action Against Former UKIP Branch Chairman

By Jacob White, Underwriter. Nicklin J handed down judgment for the claimant on 19 December 2018 in the matter of Monir v Wood 2018 EWHC 3525 (QB). Whilst providing further analysis of the various elements of libel law following the implementation of the Defamation Act 2013, this case considered how the law of agency applies […]

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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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Funding and Insuring Litigation in Northern Ireland

By Jacob White – Underwriter. What financial resources can your client legally make use of? Parties to litigation in Northern Ireland must weigh up the risks and benefits of pursuing commercial litigation before issuing a writ or defending a claim. Without the option of funding a case under a contingency fee agreement, lawyers’ fees have […]

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Moving targets and a bumpy ride in 2019?

By David Pipkin – Director, Underwriting Division. A moving target of regulatory developments and other challenges in recoverability, fixed costs, funding and ADR can be expected during 2019. The coming year promises to be an eventful one for clinical negligence and personal injury litigators, ATE/litigation insurance and disbursement funding providers alike. The MoJ has indicated […]

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