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Harbour Underwriting hosts Insure TV round table on ATE insurance

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Rocco Pirozzolo was joined by a panel of industry experts to discuss the current state of the After the Event (ATE) insurance market and what the future holds The round table discussion was filmed by Insure TV and featured Maurice MacSweeney, Director of Litigation Funding and Sales Planning at Harbour Litigation Funding, PJ Kirby KC of […]

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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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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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