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 …

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 …

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 …

Legal Plans in the USA

Brian Caron, President of the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) explains US-style legal protection, legal plans. He talks about how legal plans work, what they cover, how legal plans are regulated and the differences between legal plans and legal insurance. Legal Protection Insurance and Legal Plans both aim to ensure high quality and affordable access …

Covid-19: the future ain’t what it used to be!

Pat Monks, Attorney at Law in Houston (Texas) USA, writes how Corona will affect businesses and that law practices just will have to be different. He reminds us: the only thing to fear is fear itself! Well, are you tired of hearing what is the new normal going to be when the courts open? As …

How did Legal Insurers help customers during Covid-19? LPI President Simon Warr, LPI Vice-President Rainer Brune and Head of Legal Tech at COOP Rechtsschutz Ioannis Martinis explain

“As terrible as the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic are for consumers and businesses alike, this crisis gave us and all legal insurers the opportunity to show that we are on the side of our policy holders when the going gets rough. Supporting measures that we implemented were very well received by all our clients” …