Although greater recognition of abuse issues has led to significant improvements in safeguarding and risk management, organisations and their insurers still face many historical and recent child abuse claims. They can include personal injury arising from emotional, physical and sexual abuse but all require sensitive and expert handling. It is important to ensure that any abuse cover provides specialist defence representation in the event that a claim is brought against a provider.
One of Pro’s trusted legal partners, Clyde & Co has written an excellent article Clyde & Co’s costs team achieve significant reduction in claimant’s costs : Clyde & Co (clydeco.com reporting on a child abuse claim where the issue of claimant legal costs was addressed, leading to settlement mid-way through the assessment hearing and a significant saving for clients.
Alan Metzger, Pro Global Head of Strategy for abuse claims commented: “Pro Global and our clients are committed to handling child abuse claims fairly and sensitively, with payment of appropriate compensation where liability is established. It is important that survivors receive expert legal advice through the claims process but we will robustly challenge solicitors costs where the sums claimed are unreasonable.”
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