ATE providers and unions – authors of their own misfortune? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 31st, 2013 in costs, insurance, legal aid, news, third parties, time limits, trade unions by sally

“We all know the gravy train is coming to an end. With the abolition of inter partes recovery of After the Event (ATE) premiums and equivalents, ATE providers and unions are scrambling to fill the void in their coffers this will create. Recently, there has been outrage at the suggestion that retrospective reform should be introduced to limit the recoverability of pre 1 April ATE premiums and equivalents, imposing a finite timescale. But is this really justified, or are the ATE providers and union funders bringing such measures on themselves by their disproportionate attitude to the quantum of premiums?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th July 2013