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October 2019 Issue

It might be a wet and windy October so far but one sure fire way to brighten your day is to settle down with a hot drink and read the latest edition of ATE Matters from Legal Protection Group.  A real mixed bag of judgments and case updates this month starting with the determination as to whether correspondence from a claimant could be taken as ‘without prejudice’.  We have included two case updates relating to Employment matters this month which we feel may be of interest to you or your Employment colleagues and we finish with two updates which we are sure will be of interest to any of your colleagues involved with Injury work.

As always we welcome your feedback on ATE Matters and naturally please do get in touch if you have any queries on the world of ATE insurance and funding.

 

September 2019 Issue

It’s that time of year again, the kids are back at school and the Christmas decorations are fighting for space on the shelves with the Halloween kitsch.  Never fear, the latest edition of ATE Matters from Legal Protection group is really something this month to get your fangs into.  Top of the list this month, and no doubt one which will bring a sigh of relief, is the judgment on Withers v Joyce & Nugent dealing with solicitors’ liability for costs.  ATE Matters would not be the same without something relating to Part 36 and again we fail to disappoint however, the subject of Without Prejudice is prominent this time round with two recent judgments worthy of note.  Finally, one to share with your injury litigation colleagues, some clarity on the Court’s approach to client witness evidence and the disparity with medical records.

As always please do get in contact with us if you have any feedback on ATE Matters or if you have any queries or need advice on ATE insurance and/or litigation funding.

These are available to read in our September 2019 edition.

 

August 2019 Issue

Welcome to the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group and hopefully something to help take your mind off of the first Ashes Test result.  The granting of a security for costs order is our headline this month followed by an interesting judgment revolving around the entitlement of an agent to commission.

A couple of cases which your injury litigation colleagues may be interested in especially the long awaited judgment on the conjoined cases of Demouilpied & West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust which could have had a huge impact on the ATE industry if there had not been a sensible decision.  Finally this month we finish on another ‘hot’ topic i.e. the validity of moving a case from Legal Aid to a CFA.

As always we welcome your feedback so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts on ATEMatters.

These are available to read in our August 2019 edition.

 

July 2019 Issue

The summer is here, the sun is shining and to brighten up your day further, we are delighted to bring you the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group.  This month, our friend Professor David Chalk, gives us his views on a smorgasbord of key topics affecting the legal community including a delicious judgment relating to a doubtful defence.  Other delicacies in this edition include the ubiquitous Part 36 decision, costs judgments and the ongoing elephant in the room that is switching from Legal Aid to CFA which I’m sure your injury colleagues will find of interest.

As always we welcome your feedback so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts on ATEMatters.

These are available to read in our July 2019 edition.

 

June 2019 Issue

I’m pleased to present the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group containing Professor David Chalk’s views on the latest key case decisions and judgments affecting the world of litigation.  This month, a case relating to Norwich Pharmacal orders takes centre stage.  The latest decision in the long running Plevin case is certainly worth a read as are three Part 36 judgments which are making up the support act for this edition.

So if the weather where you are is a little on the gloomy side, grab a coffee and let ATEMatters brighten your day.

As always we welcome your feedback as well as any ideas you may have for future topics for us to cover.

These are available to read in our June 2019 edition.

 

May 2019 Issue

To help celebrate May Day we are pleased to bring you the latest edition of ATEMatters with this month’s focus on some key recent judgments and decisions.  Pivotal to anyone involved in litigation funding is the case of Davey v Money [2019] which gives further clarity on the Arkin Cap and potentially a spanner in the works for funders choosing to indemnify the client without the support of ATE insurance protection.

For those of you who use or plan on using the new Disclosure Pilot in the Business and Property Courts should definitely take note of UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd [2019].

Finally this month, a little further clarity on the calculation of success fees and how ATE insurance premiums are to be treated.

As always, if you have any comments on ATEMatters or if you would like to discuss anything in relation to commercial litigation ATE insurance or funding, please do get in touch.

These are available to read in our May 2019 edition.

 

April 2019 Issue

The wonderful spring sunshine may have left us temporarily but to brighten your day we have the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group.  As always our esteemed colleague, Professor David Chalk, has given us the benefit of his views on all the latest judgments and decisions affecting the world of litigation. 

This month we start things off with an interesting case looking at alleged fraud and the setting aside of a trial outcome followed by a judgment by Sir Rupert Jackson himself involving a contract dispute.  For those of you involved with CFA work, the decision on Butler v Bankside is worth noting and we round things off with a couple of cases from the world of clinical negligence litigation which some of your colleagues may be interested in.

These are available to read in our April 2019 edition.

 

March 2019 Issue

As we spring into March, welcome to the latest edition of ATEMatters from Legal Protection Group.  Contract and Professional Negligence judgments are first to bloom this month including a very interesting case relating to a claimant failing to prove what they would have done had there been no negligence.  Inevitably we could not leave off  a quick mention of the MoJ’s LASPO review and there is a link to the full report for those who wish for some ‘light’ bedtime reading.

These are available to read in our March 2019 edition.

 

February 2019 Issue

The weather may be dull but once again we are pleased to forward you the latest edition of ATE Matters to brighten up your day.  This month we revisit some old friends including the ubiquitous Part 36 judgment and the ‘sticky’ issue of CFA transfers.  All things costs are high on the agenda again and we have more detail on the capped costs pilot running for commercial claims.

These are available to read in our February 2019 edition.

 

January 2019 - Review of 2018 and a Heads Up on 2019

To kick-start 2019, our first edition of #ATEMatters will give you a refresher on some of the key judgments and legal updates from the previous twelve months specifically focusing on those relating to CFAs and Part 36 which were hot topics in 2018.

In this month’s edition we also give you a heads-up on key developments to look out for this year including new rules regarding Defamation, Business & Property claims and a new pilot scheme for capped costs.

These are available to read in our January 2019 edition.

 

December 2018 Issue

It is that time of year again.  The Christmas Tree is up, the party season has begun and the December edition of #ATEMatters is out!  This month we consider key judgments across a range of litigation areas including gems such as a solicitor’s retainer, the ever present Part 36 minefield and two decisions your injury colleagues will be interested in.  These are available to read in our December edition.

Merry Christmas from all at www.legalprotectiongroup.co.uk

 

November 2018 Issue

As the days draw in and the twilight deepens, LPG is on hand to brighten your working day with the latest edition of our ever popular #ATEMatters.  This month, our good friend Professor David Chalk, enlightens us with his pick of the top recent judgments and decision affecting the world of litigation.  This month we focus in on Vicarious liability, ownership of documents, budget sanctions and, last but certainly not least, how a Deed of Indemnity can be used to defeat a Security for Costs Application.  Do give me a shout if you would like to know more about the LPG Deed which has already been proven in Court. These are available to read in our November edition.

 

October 2018 Issue

Once again our good friend, Professor David Chalk, has picked out his selection of the latest key legal updates and judgments affecting the world of litigation.  A shorter version this month, but no less interesting, with the latest on litigation and legal advice privilege and non-party costs orders.These are available to read in our October edition.

 

September 2018 Issue

With the summer behind us and the kids back at school, what better way to relax than a coffee and the September edition of ATE Matters.  Once again our good friend, Professor David Chalk, has picked out his selection of the latest key legal updates and judgments affecting the world of litigation.  An interesting mix this month including the ubiquitous Part 36 but also security for costs and details of a new pilot scheme for disclosure.  These are available to read in our September edition.

 

August 2018 Issue

Costs proportionality and reasonableness, vicarious liability and validity of CFA are all available to read in our August edition.

 

July 2018 Issue

Decisions regarding Part 36 offers are flavour of the month and have nearly taken over July’s edition.  The judgment on Malone v Birmingham Community NHS Trust [2018], relating to the proper naming of opponents, being the headline to stop the clean sweep. These are all available to read in our July edition.

 

June 2018 Issue

In this month’s edition of ATEMatters we divert away from CFA judgments with five new and diverse decisions taking centre stage. These are all available to read in our June edition.

 

May 2018 Issue

The theme of the year continues with another judgment on the thorny issue of Part 36.  For the second month running, CFA transfer comes under the spotlight and we take a look at a recent decision relating to the clearly emotive subject of third-party capture. These are all available to read in our May edition.

 

April 2018 Issue

Notice of funding, Interim Payments under a CFA and the Need for risk assessment in post-LASPO CFA's are all available to read in our April edition.

 

March 2018 Issue

Want to hear more about Litigants in person and Litigation Privilege, then read our March Issue.

 

February 2018 Issue

In our February Issue we report on CFA's, provisional assessment of costs, a disclosure pilot and more besides.

 



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