Letter to client-arranging ATE insurance—insurance mediation—law firms [Archived]
Letter to client-arranging ATE insurance—insurance mediation—law firms [Archived]

The following Practice Compliance precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter to client-arranging ATE insurance—insurance mediation—law firms [Archived]

We have reached a stage in your matter where we believe it would be in your best interests to buy [insert type of insurance] from [state name of third party to whom you have introduced the client for insurance or who has given you delegated authority to issue a policy]. This is something we have already discussed and you have agreed that we will [state what you will do to arrange the insurance, eg submit a proposal form on the client’s behalf or issue the policy under delegated authority].

Demands and needs

Even though we are acting on a no-win-no-fee basis, there is still a risk that if you lose you will have to pay:

  1. any expenses (disbursements) spent on your behalf, eg court fees or expert fees

  2. any barrister who does not act on a no-win-no-fee basis

  3. [your opponent’s costs]

[You may also have to pay some of your own and your opponent’s costs if they make an offer to settle your claim which you do not subsequently beat. (This is called a Part 36 offer.)]

We have:

  1. considered relevant information we already hold

  2. discussed whether other methods of funding may be available, eg legal aid or a third party funding agreement

  3. discussed whether your fees may be paid by someone else, eg a trade union or other membership organisation

  4. obtained details of and discussed whether you

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