Areas of Law / Medical Negligence

I am currently waiting for a barrister’s advice on my chances of success with a negligence claim, and I have been trying to arrange legal expenses insurance to cover the cost of the case. Where can I get this from?

You would need to get a special type of insurance, known as “after the event insurance” to cover the costs. Standard policies will not cover this situation. If your case is being run on a “No Win No Fee” (also called conditional fee) basis your solicitor will probably require you to take out such insurance, but it is also available if you do not have a conditional fee agreement. The insurance cover will cost more to arrange if you are in the middle of proceedings, and with some schemes may not be available at that stage. Discuss it with your solicitor.

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