If your client has insurance through South Western Group, the addition of Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) can provide them with affordable and timely access to legal services should they ever need to defend or pursue a lawsuit for the risks specified in the LEI policy.
Legal stuff happens. You might not expect to need a world-class criminal defense lawyer in your lifetime — and you might hope to never need a quality divorce lawyer.
Firearm Legal Defence, Canada’s original insurance plan for gun owners, said it defends hunters, farmers and sport shooters who face wrongful criminal charges, but can’t protect against government gun bans.
The “BTE Legal Expense Insurance 2019: Consumer Research Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
In recent months we have been privileged to have sitting with us in our Labour & Employment team Anela Lucic, Employment attorney at leading Swiss commercial lawyers Vischer. After an eye-opening glimpse into English employment law and practice, here is Anela’s brief summary of the Swiss position.
Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) protects your clients from the potential legal fees and expenses associated with their unique business activities. Providing indemnity for costs such as these is what differentiates LEI when it comes to specified legal matters not generally covered by commercial or professional liability insurance.
Third party litigation financing presently plays a role in class actions and personal injury cases in Canada. After the event (ATE) insurance is increasingly common for plaintiffs to obtain in pursuing a personal injury case.
Focus on Insurance law: Hasn’t become mainstream in Canada yet
The legal profession should renew its focus on legal expenses insurance as the product slowly but steadily gains traction in Canada, says the former head of the Canadian Bar Association’s access to justice committee.
There is no reason for Legal Expense Insurance to be ‘slow off the blocks’ in Canada other than a reluctance by retail and wholesale brokers to embrace the concept. STERLON has been offering LEI solutions to insurance companies as well as retail and wholesale brokers in Canada since 1993, solutions which include add-on and standalone policies, endorsements and wordings designed specifically to be integrated as part of a portfolio of products and offered by wholesale brokers.
CEO Andrew Burke says business is now in “growth phase” of turnaround but admits that some job losses cannot be ruled out as it seeks to “rationalise expenses”.