Harbour Underwriting partners with GS Group to provide ATE insurance to Scottish law firms

Harbour Underwriting has partnered with broker GS Group to provide after-the-event (ATE) insurance to Scottish law firms. Both firms said they recognise the need for ATE insurance in Scotland, due to the growing number of commercial disputes post-Brexit and post-pandemic. In recent years, solicitors’ professional obligations in England and Wales have changed, now involving advising the client about the availability of ATE insurance in contemplation of litigation. These obligations have similar application in Scotland, the firms said. Read more.

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