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Competition Appeal Tribunal refuses to order anti-avoidance endorsement to ATE policy in Which? smartphone proceedings

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The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has granted Which? permission to proceed with its collective proceedings on behalf of 29 million smartphone buyers against technology giant Qualcomm. In doing so, it refused to order Which? to add an anti-avoidance endorsement to its After the Event (ATE) policy despite Qualcomm’s request to do so, saying an amendment […]

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How can solicitors comply with STaRs when advising clients about ATE insurance in commercial disputes?

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The introduction of the SRA Standards and Regulations (STaRs) has significantly altered solicitors’ professional obligations to their clients in many different ways. In this article, we examine a litigator’s responsibilities when advising clients about After the Event (ATE) insurance in commercial disputes. The launch of STaRs in November 2019 was met with much fanfare, and […]

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A simple guide to ATE insurance for brokers

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Insurance Age says we are on the cusp of a “boom time” for the After the Event (ATE) insurance market fueled by a post-pandemic spike in litigation. Here’s our guide to ATE insurance for brokers who want to get involved in this growing market. What is ATE insurance? After the Event (ATE) insurance provides cover […]

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ATE insurance: Brokers, don’t miss out on ATE opportunities

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One certainty of the pandemic is that it will lead to a rise in litigation. History tells us that in times of recession, people and organisations turn to the courts to resolve disputes or recover losses, and there’s no reason to think it will be any different this time. With this in mind, Harbour Underwriting […]

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Maturing After the Event (ATE) insurance market is good news for claimants and defendants in commercial disputes

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Rocco Pirozzolo, Underwriting Director of Harbour Underwriting, is a contributing author for ATE insurance in the renowned legal publication Friston on Costs. With the ATE market growing rapidly, Rocco reflects on the way ATE commercial dispute insurance has developed during the last decade.  ATE – maturing with age?  Since the launch of the first edition of Friston on Costs in 2010 and its third edition in 2019, the ATE insurance market has […]

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