Legal Protection Insurers Taking the Lead towards Sustainable Access to Justice!

This year’s LPI Congress took place in The Hague, the Dutch city committed to sustainability, justice, and peace! The Hague was the perfect place to host the most important event for the legal protection industry which explored the many different facets of Sustainability and the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals and how they impact legal …

Third-Party Litigation Funding: Statement by LPI

In June 2021 the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs launched an initiative, issuing recommendations to the Commission on responsible private funding of litigation. Third-party litigation funding is fairly new in Europe and its potential to disturb existing litigation arrangements and vitalise claims that formerly would not have been pursued is clear. At the same …

LPI Webinar – New Law. NOW!

A unique approach to legal services: how Coop Legal Protection Insurance is redefining access to justice with its new concept YLEX. Ioannis Martinis, Head of Communication YLEX AG, Head of Legal Tech at Coop Rechtsschutz, allowed us a closer look on site! In September 2019, the Swiss legal protection insurance company Coop Rechtsschutz implemented a …

How should third-party litigation funding be regulated?

At this webinar LPI discussed how Third-Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) should be regulated. TPLF means that someone who is not involved in a claim provides funds to a party to that proceeding in exchange for an agreed return. Typically, the funding will cover the funded party’s legal fees and expenses incurred in the proceeding. The …

Bridging the Justice Gap!

The future isn’t what it used to be. It’s time for new & inspiring pathways to selling Legal Protection Insurance! At the 2021 LPICongress we explored innovative ways to market and distribute legal protection insurance in a post-pandemic world. A Brave New World: The Future of Legal Protection Insurance Distribution Long before the phrase “global …

Confirmed: Legal Protection Insurers may Support Clients with Services in Kind

The right of the free choice of lawyer was subject of a decision on 29 October 2021 in the Netherlands. The Appeals Committee of the Financial Services Disputes Committee (Kifid) overruled a decision of 31 March 2021 [https://www.kifid.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Uitspraak-2021-0300-Bindend.pdf]. It decided that the right to free choice of lawyer (Article 201(1)(a) of Directive 2009/138/EC) is not …

Legal Protection Insurers and Lawyers in Switzerland agree on Dispute Resolution!

As of 1 July 2021, Swiss legal protection insurers and lawyers will be able to test a Conflict Resolution Centre, newly established by the national Insurance Association (SVV) and the Swiss Bar Association (SAV). The Centre is a neutral contact point (equal representation by insurers and lawyers), offering assistance to lawyers and legal protection insurers …

Regulation of Legal Tech in Germany and its Impact on Legal Protection Insurers

Very few jurisdictions have implemented clear and comprehensive rules for legal techs. Therefore, in many countries there is still a great deal of legal uncertainty in the development, licensing, application and monitoring of this – relatively new – field. In January 2021 the German Government finally proposed legislation to set ground rules for the competences …

The Goals of ELTA and What Legal Technology and Legal Insurers have in Common

Holger Tscheyge, President of the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA),  talked about his goals for ELTA and the interests and objectives legal protection insurers and legal techs share.  He discussed with LPI President Simon Warr the potential of legal techs for the legal market in general and for legal insurers in particular. Watch the recording …

Legal Protection Lawyers are modern legal professionals providing attractive legal services

The employees of legal protection insurers, Legal Protection Lawyers, help policyholders every day to solve their legal problems and issues. What is the potential of this profession and how can we advance and bring legal services and the services of our sector into the 21st century? Digitisation affects consumer expectation In an increasingly digitalised environment …