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A Fatal Approach

24th October, 2018

As a well established After The Event insurance (ATE) broker, the core of our business over the years has been in the area of personal injury. In recent times and with the multitude of changes to this area, we have

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Credit where Credit is due?

24th October, 2018

The headline to this post is a little misleading as we find ourselves looking at the latest decision in the wonderful world of Credit Hire claims. This follows a recent decision in the case of EUI v Charles and others [2018]

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Tomlin Orders, QOCS and Multiple Defendants

3rd October, 2018

We previously commented on this subject back in February (http://www.aftertheeventinsuranceblog.co.uk/qocs-apply-multiple-defendants/) but now the issue of the application of QOCS and claims against multiple Defendants has reached the Court of Appeal

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From your PPI to your PCP & PCH

3rd October, 2018

Following on from the explosion in claims for mis-sold  ‘PPI’ or ‘payment protection insurance’, the next potential area for complaint could well be the mis-selling of PCP (Personal Contract Purchases) and PCH (Personal Contract Hire) deals to people

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Japanese knotweed â?? a growing concern

28th September, 2018

Japanese knotweed has knocked £20bn off the total value of the UK property market, according to new research, with many mortgage lenders refusing loans for properties affected by the weed. Research carried out by YouGov plc on behalf on

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Buy to let mis-selling – a taxing issue?

27th September, 2018

By now, almost everyone has become aware of the ever increasing range of financial mis-selling that has occurred over the last 10 to 20 years. Ranging from Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), Mis-sold mortgages, such as endowments or investments, t

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Onwards and Upwards

24th September, 2018

The After the Event Insurance market has changed considerably since the introduction of Qualified One-way Cost Shifting (QOCS) on 1st April 2013. The LASPO Act changed the way that most ATE Insurers operated. Prior to the change, ATE premiums were

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Un-Civil Liability Bill

7th September, 2018

This past week has seen a couple of major developments with the Government’s proposed Civil Liability Bill with it having its Second Reading in the Commons. Firstly, the government may be willing to make a concession that ‘vulnerable’ road users wi

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Government urged to extend costs-shifting to Judicial Review Claims

4th September, 2018

Costs in judicial reviews have historically adopted the traditional mechanism whereby the loser pays the winner’s costs.  The risk of being ordered to pay a defendant public authority’s costs, being considered by many, to be too great for any but

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Do You Charge a Success Fee?

12th July, 2018

Absolutely, 100%? As has been reported in Litigation Futures, the issue of the level of success fees being applied by PI law firms is once again in the spotlight. Master Gordon-Saker, recently speaking at a CJC seminar, called on the Law Society

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