No breach at Shoosmiths

The introduction of the Accident Line Protect Insurance scheme removes the problem of costs which had arisen on some cases, whereby the agreement had been signed prior to the availability of ALP.

In your article, 'Storm brews over Conditional Fees' (The Lawyer 11 July), I was quoted as saying we had got around the problem of insurance cover by indemnifying the first conditional fee client until insurance came into force. I wish to make it clear that no indemnity is being offered by Shoosmiths & Harrison for this period; to do so would be in breach of Section 2 of The Insurance Act 1982.

Paul Paxton

Shoosmiths & Harrison

Reading RG1 2PQ