Secondary Banner Beige

After the event

Supporting solicitors’ commitment to provide access to justice for their clients

After the event (ATE) insurance is a form of legal expenses cover that is purchased following an event which gives rise to a legal dispute.

Markel UK’s vision is to provide the highest quality insurance products to our clients through our innovative approach to risk management.

The close relationships we build with our law firms, and our willingness to listen and respond to their needs, ensures we always remain relevant, offering the highest quality solutions to the risks claimants face today.
Scheme login
Policyholder access to the ATE scheme portal
Download proposal/application forms
For bespoke risks, please complete a proposal form or to join a scheme please complete an application form and email to ATEservicesuk@markel.com.
Contact us
For scheme-based risks, please contact us to arrange an appointment for one of our team to talk you through our exciting propositions.

Why our After the event insurance?

trade
Fully delegated authority
Our schemes offer you the freedom to run your cases, your way
workers comp
Right coverage
A tailored approach to ensure we provide the right coverage and appropriate premium
casualty
Underwriters
Legally qualified experts who take a pragmatic approach to underwriting
honesty
Customer service
Commitment to client care, risk assessment and management
claim closed
Hybrid cover
Enabling you to claim back disbursements as you incur them

* Subject to terms and conditions

What does After the event insurance cover?

Our extensive range of delegated authority products and services are specifically designed to reduce the financial burden on law firms in the post-LASPO landscape. They include scheme-based solutions (in clinical negligence, personal injury and catastrophic injury) as well as standalone ATE insurance for commercial litigation for complete coverage. Our range of insurance solutions includes:

Our technical ability combined with legally qualified expertise enables us to understand your risk and anticipate what might be required. We are able to cover a wide range of civil litigation cases and our quote service is fast and free of charge. Delivering a truly bespoke and intuitive service.

Areas of cover 

We tailor all aspects of each policy specifically to the individual risk, ensuring that you have the right cover for your client's exact needs. Some of the key areas for which ATE insurance is typically requested are listed below. We don’t insist on a law firm being instructed on a CFA for us to quote.

We can offer:

  • Insolvency cases

  • Professional negligence

  • Group actions

  • Top up

  • Contract disputes

  • Contentious trusts and probate

  • Intellectual property disputes

     

Premiums

There are a number of different premium structures available depending on the risk presented and all offer complete transparency from inception to trial ensuring costs certainty at every stage. The options available are:

  • Staged premiums
  • Conditional premiums
  • Floating premiums
  • Transparent premium structure
  • Self-insured premiums
  • Upfront premiums

Markel UK’s clinical negligence product suite offers market-leading solutions to some of the most prestigious law firms in the country. Through our partnerships we have gained a deep understanding of clinical negligence risks and developed a number of solutions, recognising the need for flexibility in this specialist area litigation.

Our solutions have been designed to enable the law firm an element of choice around which of our products best suits their portfolio of clients and business model. Premiums are contingent on success and fixed to trial, ensuring you and your clients will always know what is due right from the outset.

These solutions provide the following benefits:

  • Delegated authority 
  • Conditional premiums, i.e. You only pay when you win
  • Floating premiums based on damages, so the premium you pay is proportionate to the damages you receive
  • Cover up to £250k
  • Premium protection
  • Online policy administration
  • Dedicated account manager

Personal injury litigation has evolved dramatically over the past 10 years and there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. At Markel UK we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of the claimant as well as the solicitor, and offering innovative and market-leading products to meet those needs.

Areas of cover

Our extensive range of delegated authority and bespoke products are specifically designed to reduce the financial burden on law firms in the post-LASPO landscape whilst giving them the freedom to run their cases, their way.

Some of the areas these product and services cover would be:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Employer liability
  • Public liability
  • Slip and trip
  • Major trauma injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Mesothelioma and asbestos
  • Industrial disease
  • Abuse

Coverage benefits

Our experience ranges from straight forward RTAs all the way through to the most complex life-changing injury cases. All risks can be insured under one roof although we are also able to offer bespoke solutions for niche risks or portfolios.

These solutions provide the following benefits:

  • Delegated authority – run your cases, your way
  • Conditional premiums, i.e. You only pay when you win
  • Floating premiums based on damages, so the premium you pay is proportionate to the damages you receive
  • Cover up to £250k
  • Online policy administration
  • Dedicated account manager