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After The Event (ATE) Insurance – The Risk Of Using Personal Injury Firms For Medical Negligence Cases.

The Medical Negligence team at Wilson Browne Solicitors undertake many cases on a Conditional Fee Agreement, otherwise known as a “no win, no fee agreement”.
When acting under this type of agreement solicitors may advise you to obtain an ‘after the event’ Insurance policy (ATE). Obtaining ATE insurance is an important consideration whilst understanding your cost liability. This policy is designed to protect you if your case is unsuccessful as you may become liable for certain expenses incurred during the course of your claim.
More and more Personal Injury (PI) specialists are taking on Medical Negligence cases, as their own specialist area. This has been negatively impacted by fixed recoverable cost regime changes, which has limited the fees that PI firms can recover.
It is important to recognise that both PI and Medical Negligence are distinct specialisms. ATE Insurance providers are more likely to consider offering ATE insurance to clients represented by Medical Negligence specialist solicitors who have accreditation from specialist memberships and panels such as Action against Medical accidents (AvMA) and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) thereby reducing their own risks of having to “pay out” in the event of unsuccessful claims.
Wilson Browne Solicitors has a long- standing relationship with market leading ATE Insurance providers. Our experienced Medical Negligence team, including Partners who are Law Society and AvMA panel members and also hold SCIL membership can assist you in obtaining ATE Insurance policy as part of the process of your claim.
Our Medical Negligence team deals with cases of all types and complexity. For a free initial telephone consultation with a member of our specialist team please call 0800 088 6004