DAS UK and Pattinson & Brewer announce ATE clinical negligence partnership


DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading provider of ATE insurance, and Pattinson & Brewer, one of the UK’s leading trade union law firms, have announced a new partnership to provide a bespoke clinical negligence product for the practice’s clients.

DAS UK, which has over 20 years’ experience in the ATE market and has supplied ATE insurance products in over 30,000 clinical negligence cases, has worked in conjunction with Pattinson & Brewer to develop a bespoke offering that comprises:

  • A flexible pricing structure;
  • Delegated authority
  • Deferred and contingent recoverable and non-recoverable premiums
  • A ‘Premium Indemnity Guarantee’ for the recoverable element of the policy premium if the client wins and cannot recover it in full or part from the opponent
  • Disbursements and barrister’s fees
  • Opponent’s costs

Established in 1890, Pattinson & Brewer works with the UK’s largest trade unions as well as directly with hundreds of individuals who have been injured or treated unlawfully. The company, which has offices in London, York and Bristol, has an expert team of specialist lawyers and solicitors who support a wide range of medical and clinical negligence claims, as well as appearing on various expert panels run by the Law Society, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

Jamie Hanley, Partner and member of the firm’s Management Board, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to partner with market leaders DAS.  We have been consistently impressed by their professionalism, and our national Clinical Negligence team looks forward to working with them to make sure our clients continue to receive the very best representation.”

John Durbin, ATE Sales & Business Development Manager, DAS UK Group, said: “Our approach of only partnering with specialist legal firms has been highly successful. We’ve developed a unique, flexible pricing structure that provides long-term financial support for our solicitor business partners and their clients, enabling them to successfully fight – and win – highly complex cases. Pattinson and Brewer are true experts in their field and we look forward to helping them achieve successful outcomes for their clients.”

Authored by DAS UK


About DAS Group

The DAS UK Group comprises an insurance company (DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd), a law firm (DAS Law), and an after the event (ATE) legal expenses division.

DAS UK introduced legal expenses insurance (LEI) in 1975, protecting individuals and businesses against the unforeseen costs involved in a legal dispute. In 2018 it wrote more than seven million policies.

 The company offers a range of insurance and assistance add-on products suitable for landlords, homeowners, motorists, groups and business owners, while it’s after the event legal expenses insurance division offers civil litigation, clinical negligence and personal injury products. In 2013, DAS also acquired its own law firm – DAS Law – enabling it to leverage the firm’s expertise to provide its customers with access to legal advice and representation.

 DAS UK is part of the ERGO Group, one of Europe’s largest insurance groups (the majority shareholder in ERGO is Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers).