Kerry Underwood is a former employment judge and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a well-known writer and appears frequently on radio and television.
Kerry Underwood looks at where we stand with part 36 in light of recent judgments and Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals on fixed recoverable costs.
A European court has ruled that a legal expenses insurer’s terms and conditions were incompatible with the Solvency II Directive, and that the claimant had a free choice of lawyer under a contract of legal expense insurance. Kerry Underwood’s response? Don’t take no for an answer from BTE insurers.
Kerry Underwood looks at two recent decisions from the English and Irish courts, which could signify a turning of the tide for third party funding.