The benefits of joining the After the Event Insurance scheme are many. Here are just some of the reasons why we think you’ll enjoy working with us:
We believe that it should be the solicitor who is in control of the claim, rather than being dictated to by the insurer.
The ClaimSafe ATE Insurance scheme allows the solicitor and client to stay in charge of key decisions. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with a client complaining that the ATE insurer will not give them permission to issue proceedings or insisting they accept a low offer.
Quickly and easily check the status of all ATE insurance policies arranged by your panel solicitors (where you have been listed as the work referrer), via our secure website.
Our simple to use system allows you to search by client or firm name. You can even choose to simply pull up all After the Event Insurance policies on which you are listed as the referrer.
We will contact you by email whenever we receive news from a solicitor that the status of one of your ATE Insurance policies has been updated, e.g. a case has been won/ATE Insurance premium paid.
In recent years, the insurer has paid claims out on average by 7 days from the date it was submitted. That’s probably a lot faster than you expected!
97.1% of all claims have also been paid by the insurer in full.
The ATE Policy can be cancelled at any time (even when negotiating costs) without charge, giving your clients a completely free service for several reasons.
Typical reasons for cancelling an After the Event Insurance policy might be:
If your client fails to beat a Part 36 offer, their disbursements and all adverse costs are paid by the insurer in full, instead of being deducted from their damages or from your solicitor’s costs.
And there’s no need for your solicitor to liaise with the insurer before they make, reject or accept a Part 36 offer – that’s a decision just for your panel solicitor and your client.