Guardian Legal Services is a leading independent, FCA-regulated broker, specialising in Litigation Funding and After the Event (ATE) insurance solutions for law firms across England and Wales.
Whether you want to find out more, need advice on ATE insurance and funding options, or access to litigation funding we’d be delighted to talk to you. Please call 0207 118 1884 outside office hours please use our contact form.
After The Event (ATE) Insurance
Delegated Authority (DA) ATE Schemes
Off the shelf and bespoke DA schemes for law firms handling a volume of ATE insurance in a specialist area of litigation, including:
- Clinical/Medical/Dental negligence
- Personal injury
- Commercial disputes
- Financial mis-selling
- Contentious trust and probate
- Professional negligence
ATE insurance for one off cases, including:
- Financial and Commercial disputes
- Personal injury
- Clinical / Medical / Dental Negligence
Contact us on 0207 118 1884 or email email@example.com
Employment Tribunals – ATE does not cover Employment Tribunals
Solution to lack of ATE Cover for PI
- Looking For Personal Injury (PI) ATE Cover?
- Facing a “Catch 22” situation?
- Typically Your Firm handles 20+ claims per annum
- Access to delegated authority schemes and processing of ad hoc ATE applications
- “Funding available for disbursements insured through our Delegated Authority Scheme for PI/Clin Neg cases or for individual Commercial cases”
ARAG, Guardian and Affiniti offer ATE and disbursement funding solution for firms with smaller clinical negligence and personal injury caseloads ARAG News
17 September 2018
Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG has joined with Guardian Legal Services and Affiniti Finance to provide an After-the-Event legal expenses insurance and disbursement funding solution to solicitor firms that handle only a modest number of clinical negligence and other personal injury claims.
The scheme offers a complete package, combining ATE cover (including cover for adverse costs and own disbursements) with competitive disbursement funding.
The unique package is only available to the clients of SRA regulated firms in England and Wales.
“There are numerous smaller firms which handle personal injury cases”, says Head of PI & Clinical Negligence at Affiniti, Grant Cumbley. “which, until now, have found it difficult to fund disbursements and insure their clients’ cases, especially with a reliable, UK-based insurance provider”
“The new small firms solution that we have developed with ARAG and Affiniti responds to a clear market need that isn’t really being satisfied at the moment.” adds Guardian Director Paul Nicholas-Gilbert. “By partnering with Guardian, all of a firm’s clients can benefit from our single, specialist solution and avoid the need to apply on a case-by-case basis”
The policy includes Part 36 cover and the single-stage premiums are deferred and only payable on a successful conclusion of the case.
“Guardian and Affiniti share ARAG’s deep commitment to enabling access to justice.” says ATE Sales Manager at ARAG, Mike Knight. “A claimant’s decision to use a smaller firm shouldn’t prevent their case from being insured or preclude them from funding solutions.”
I have worked with Guardian Legal Services for over 10 years and cannot fault their services at all. Helpful, approachable and extremely knowledgeable within the insurance sector, I simply would not turn to anyone else when seeking an appropriate product for any of the cases that I undertake in injury litigation. Paul Nicholas Gilbert has numerous years of experience in the legal sector and having worked with various other similar professionals during my career, he has the most in-depth knowledge and expertise in litigation funding, particularly in relation to high value claims that I have ever come across.
For Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
I approached Paul to try and get a quote for an ATE policy for a difficult Work Related Upper Limb Disorder claim. Not only did he get a quote (when others I had tried could not), but he helped me through the whole process, including liaising with the underwriters. When I needed cover for another claim I had no hesitation in going straight to Paul.
Solicitor & Mediator at
Davis Gregory Solicitors
ATE Insurance Funding
One of our strengths is the innovative funding solutions we’ve developed with our insurer partners to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your clients, including:
- DBA-based premiums for cases requiring up to £100,000 of ATE insurance cover
- DBA-based premiums for lower value cases with a minimum value of £25k damages
“Our aim is to minimise both the stress and the cost of pursuing a substantial claim so you can help your clients achieve the best possible outcome.
We have a strong track record across all areas of ATE insurance and litigation funding, with specialisms in Personal Injury and the rapidly growing Commercial Disputes market.
Our approach is innovative. That’s particularly true of the ATE insurance funding options we’re able to offer. Your clients can now pursue lower value claims through a damages-based premium, safe in the knowledge they will retain at least 75% of their award. Plus we can offer staged premium discounts for early settlement.
That’s a marketing plus for you and a real benefit for your clients.”