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Caselaw Review: Able UK Ltd v Reliance Security Services Limited - No need to get more than one quot

10th November, 2010

The Issues: In a successful contractual claim the Claimant claimed the cost of an After the Event Insurance policy in the sum of £63,000 (inc of IPT), being 30% of the indemnity provided under the terms of the policy. The Claimant’s

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ATE Insurance Blog now available on your mobile

10th November, 2010

I am pleased to announce that you can now keep up with the latest Personal Injury and After the Event insurance news on the move. This blog is now available on your smart phone - go to www.aftertheeventinsuranceblog.co.uk and have a look.... Box Leg

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Firm reprimanded by SRA for not taking out After the Event Insurance

10th November, 2010

Hot on the heels of the case of Adris v Royal Bank of Scotland, we have today heard a rumour that a firm in the North West (we won’t narrow it down any more so as to protect the er,

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Berezovsky v Abramovich - Most expensive ATE insurance ever?

9th November, 2010

Addleshaw Goddard solicitors have announced that they have entered into a Conditional Fee Agreement with the Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky to pursue his claim against Chelsea FC owner and fellow oligarch, Roman Abramovich. The firm's decision is a

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What happens when you lose a case?

8th November, 2010

When you lose a case you kiss goodbye to your legal costs under a CFA but your client is still responsible for your disbursements and, worse still, the other party's full legal costs. Was your client fully aware of this

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Why don't solicitors take out ATE Insurance for all of their PI claims?

5th November, 2010

With my colleague, Simon Pinner, I used to run a large claimant PI department so I have some experience at the coal face. Our perception of After the Event Insurance available at the time was that it was a pain to apply

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Caselaw Review: Sarwar v Alam - After the Event Insurance for passenger claims

5th November, 2010

The Issues: The Claimant was a passenger in a car and purchased an After the Event insurance policy in order to claim personal injury against the Defendant driver. At detailed assessment the Defendant’s insurers produced for the first time the Defendant’s

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Lord Young Review: Government Getting Cold Feet

4th November, 2010

Reform of the perceived "Compensation Culture" has been at the heart of the government's long promised review of the justice system. For a number of years it has promised to make sure that school outings, charity fundraising and community events

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Caselaw Review: Adris v Royal Bank of Scotland

4th November, 2010

The Issues: A number of Claimants brought claims against their banks for breaches of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and had been introduced to a firm of solicitors by a Case Management Company ("CMC”).  The solicitors failed to arrange After

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The danger of speccing

3rd November, 2010

Many solicitors don't bother with After the Event Insurance because they believe that they can't lose particular types of cases. Why bother insuring a claim where a passenger has been injured in a rear shunt car accident? The solicitor decides

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