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Making an application
To help us to process your application as quickly as possible some essential information and documentation is required.
- Make sure you have fully completed and signed the application form:
Completing as much information on the application form as possible will allow us to more quickly gain a clear idea of the nature of the litigation, the costs involved, the opponent’s position, possible timescales and level of cover required.
- Make sure you attach a short case summary
This is an opportunity for you to provide us with details of the case and outline your strategy. This helps our risk assessors to understand how it is intended the case is to be approached and to assess the merits of the case.
- Make sure you attach any protocol letters and any responses
The letter of claim and any responses enable us to understand the basis of your client’s claim better, whilst also giving us an idea of what the other side’s position is. This gives us a more informed initial overview of the litigation and assists our risk assessors in accurately assessing the nature of the case.
- Make sure you have attached a counsel’s opinion
Counsel’s opinion on the merits of the case can be key when submitting a proposal for cover. We do not necessarily require the opinion to include a specific percentage indication of the prospects of success, but it should set out the merits and possible pitfalls of the case and the strategies to overcome those pitfalls. Counsel will need to be an appropriately experienced expert in the area of litigation you are perusing.
Once the information we need has been received, your case will be reviewed by one of our legally qualified risk assessors. They will aim to respond to the application for cover within 10 working days. Missing documentation/information may well delay our being able to deal substantively