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Insurers, taking the Rise again!

30th January, 2018

The latest news to be quietly released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is that car insurance premiums have once again risen to a new high, having risen for nine successive quarters and the last of those between October


A false sense of security

30th November, 2017

After the event insurance which can be voided does not constitute adequate security for costs, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In  Premier Motorauctions Ltd v Anor v Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP & Anor [2017] the Court of Appeal decided that the e


An "Expert” View

29th November, 2017

As those of us in the field of personal injury face more uncertainty as to the future of claims and how they are conducted, it should be remembered that it is not just the lawyers who work in this field,



30th October, 2017

Here we are, back again to look at some more decisions from the court on the issue of honesty, or ‘dishonesty’ to be correct. The Court of Appeal had been asked to consider whether a District Judge had been entitled to


Transferring the risk to the public purse: Government to cover GP’s against clinical negligence clai

27th October, 2017

The news that the Government intends to cover GP’s against clinical negligence claims is bound to raise more controversy within an NHS system which is already underfunded. The Department of Health will develop its own scheme to provide cover for fu


Act in Haste, Repent at Leisure

26th October, 2017

Should a party be able to accept a Part 36 offer once a trial has started.  This was an issue to be considered by Mr Justice Morgan in Houghton (Stanley) v P B Donaghue (Haulage & Plant Hire Limited &


ATE Product Portfolio Review

31st August, 2017

All of our ATE insurance products are created with the needs PI lawyers mind. And with now over 250 firms on our panel, our range of ATE products continues to grow according to their needs. Reporting requirements are kept to an


Occupational Disease Specialists

25th July, 2017

For any potential Claimant, looking to pursue a claim, you would naturally want to ensure that the firm, or individual running your case knows exactly what  they are doing, both in terms of the practical and procedural side of the


Strong and Stable PI Claims Data

4th July, 2017

So now we know the true position in terms of the data on which the Government relies upon to support their reforms to low value personal injury claims, is neither strong or stable (as reported in the Gazette). I dare say


IPT Increase From 10% to 12% on 1st June 2017

2nd June, 2017

You may be aware that the government has increased the rate of Insurance Premium Tax ("IPT”) from 10.0% to 12.0% with effect from the 1st June 2017. This note explains the effect which this will have on the new ATE


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