Personal legal expenses insurance could help you and your family with a number of legal issues, depending on what cover you have.
This site can help you learn about legal expenses insurance, how to get it, and how to use it if you have it.
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Legal expenses insurance can help you with a number of legal issues affecting your business.
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Many brokers and law firms have chosen to partner with DAS.
Here you can find out why our partners choose us, and how you can join them.
We've now made it even easier for customers to make a claim. Here you can find out how.
DAS pioneered legal expenses insurance in 1975, and has been protecting individuals and businesses against the unforeseen costs of legal disputes ever since. We have over 20 years’ specialist experience in the ATE sector, providing our solicitor partners with expert insight and advice for the whole duration of a case.
Our main aim is to help deliver fair outcomes for mutual clients, assisting access to justice by insuring the risk of litigation. We provide a bespoke offering to meet the specific needs of our solicitor partners and their clients along with unmatched industry expertise, specialist sector knowledge, and innovative thought leadership.
We are an A-Rated insurer and part of the ERGO Group, one of Europe’s largest insurance groups (ERGO is also part of the Munich Re Group, one of the world’s largest reinsurers).
Our wealth of experience tell us that no two law firms are the same, so we therefore provide a tailored offering to meet the specific needs of our partners and their clients along with unmatched industry expertise, specialist sector knowledge, and innovative thought leadership.
We partner with well-established and credible solicitor business partners. Potential partners are rigorously vetted on their performance and delivery of successful customer outcomes. We are the trusted ATE partner for many of The Legal 500 and 94% of solicitors are satisfied or extremely satisfied with us (survey undertaken December 2017).
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We underwrite our own products, providing us with the control, flexibility, and speed to meet your specific needs rather than only offering a ‘one size fits all’ service. We work alongside specialist partners and afford them delegated authority in areas that are traditionally classified as non-standard in the market. This enables your subject experts to define their own terms.
We are also able to offer individual underwriting for large commercial cases and delegated acceptance for clinical negligence and personal injury. We even consider delegated acceptance for smaller commercial schemes.
We do not impose onerous reporting requirements so you can get on with the business of running the claim and best serving your clients.
We also work with specialist brokers regarding all aspects of ATE insurance.
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We are the UK market leader in legal expenses insurance, with a proven record of supporting litigation and enabling access to justice with our ATE policies.
We ensure our partners understand our ATE products, so their clients get what they need from this insurance.
If you’d like to fund your clients' litigation by using legal expenses insurance from DAS, simply contact us to sign up as a partner.
ATE portal guide
Why work with DAS for After The Event (ATE) insurance?
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