Frequently asked questions

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Who is DAS?

DAS is the UK’s leading specialist legal expenses insurer for before the event (BTE) and after the event (ATE). We work with almost 1,000 broker partners in the UK.

We write all our policies in-house; our team of underwriters and experts provide an excellent service to our business partners.

We are also part of the ERGO group, one of Europe’s biggest insurance companies.

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What is legal expenses insurance (LEI)?

Legal expenses cover is designed to protect your clients from the impact of common legal issues such as employment disputes, issues with neighbours or consumer rights.

The cover could offer your clients affordable access to justice, including expert legal advice, help with tribunals and, should the need arise, cover for legal fees.

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What types of product do you offer?

We offer a number of before the event legal expenses insurance products including family, motor and commercial policies. For a full breakdown of what’s typically covered by our cover please visit our product pages.

We also offer commercial ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance. Speak to one of our team to find out more.

What is after the event (ATE) insurance?

ATE is a type of legal expenses insurance taken out after a legal dispute has arisen. This cover is designed to protect your clients from the costs associated with legal action pursued through the courts. ATE products typically cover a variety of legal costs including counsel’s fees, court fees and expert reports.

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How do I sign up?

If you’d like to sign up as a partner you can contact us for a quote or get an online quote here. It is a relatively straightforward process; we just need a few details in order to sign you up as an agent and ensure that all parties are happy.

What are the benefits of working with DAS?

Our broker partners have access to a number of resources to improve the service we office including our Business Partner Toolkit and eClaims portal. We also offer broker training to help improve the wider awareness of our products.

Our policies typically include access to legal advice lines and in some case counselling services. In addition, your clients could also have access to our legal document drafting services.

Legal advice line

I need help accessing the online portals

If you are having issues with any of our online portals, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our broker partner team who will talk you through any problems you might be experiencing.

All of our portals also have built in help functionality:

When will I receive a renewal notice?

You should receive a renewal notice from our underwriting team no later than 6 weeks before the end of your current contract. If you haven’t heard anything from our team by this time, please get in touch.

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How do my clients make a claim?

Your clients simply have to call the number provided in their policy document, or they can download a claims form. We will assess your client’s claim and review their prospects of success.

Our claims handlers will work with your clients from start to finish to ensure they receive all the support they need. In our experience the majority of cases do not end up in court, but if an agreement can’t be reached, we will assign a lawyer to manage the case.

News and insights

LEI news insights , 2019 , ATE 2019: The highs and lows in law and ATE

It’s been another interesting year across the clinical negligence, civil litigation and personal injury sectors. We asked some of our ATE team and solicitor partners for their thoughts on 2019.

December 2019
LEI news insights , Innovation , 2019 DAS and Goodlord launch new Rent and Legal Protection policy

DAS has partnered with property technology company Goodlord to launch a new Rent and Legal Protection policy for Goodlord customers.

September 2019
LEI news insights , 2019 , ATE West & Demouilpied – What now for the ATE market?

The recent court decision of West & Demouilpied was a potentially huge moment for the ATE market. David Brown breaks down the potential impact on ATE premiums and more.

August 2019
LEI news insights , Events , 2019 , ATE AvMA 2019: Women in law talk ATE

To mark the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, we got some female perspectives on ATE insurance and the role it plays in supporting access to justice.

June 2019
LEI news insights , Events , 2019 , ATE AvMA 2019: The Evolution of ATE

With the AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference (ACNC) taking place in Leeds this week, Robyn Lampon from DAS UK Group looks at how ATE insurance has evolved over the last 20 years.

June 2019
LEI news insights , Innovation , 2019 BIBA 2019: Did it lead the way on social?

Now that the BIBA bubble has burst for another year, Social Media Executive Steph Davies takes a look back at BIBA 2019 and asks: Was it a success on social?

May 2019
LEI news insights , Products , 2019 Not all LEI is created equal

In response to some general criticism of Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) in the press recently, Nathan Holt, Head of Trading Underwriting at DAS UK, sets the record straight.

May 2019
LEI news insights , Innovation , Events , 2019 BIBA19: Tweeting the way

Ahead of BIBA 2019, Stephanie Davies – Social Media Executive at DAS UK – takes a look at how social media can be used to make an impression and maximise value from the biggest insurance broker event of the year.

May 2019
LEI news insights , 2019 , ATE Fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims: the prog rock of consultations

Two years on the government’s consultation on fixed recoverable costs, ATE Underwriting Manager David Brown restates the DAS position on this highly complex issue.

April 2019
LEI news insights , 2019 , ATE SCIL 2019: A meeting of minds

Fran Clothier, DAS UK Group’s ATE Business Partnership Manager, shares her thoughts on the thought provoking annual SCIL (Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers) conference which took place in Birmingham recently.

April 2019
2018 , LEI news insights Underwriting Brexit for landlords – 3 potential outcomes

Nathan Holt, Head of Trading Underwriting at DAS, looks at how things could end up for landlords in the unknown post-Brexit landscape.

November 2018
2018 , LEI news insights , Innovation A golden opportunity for ATE to innovate

Enrique Gomez, Head of ATE at DAS UK Group, looks at how the time is right for innovation in the ATE sector.

July 2018
2018 , LEI news insights , Innovation , Events DAS unveils stand line-up for BIBA 2018

This year DAS will be hosting the stand with HSB Engineering Insurance, which is part of Munich Re, the majority shareholder in ERGO.

May 2018