Insurance for legal expenses: Australia behind other advanced countries

“Legal expense insurance offers relatively low cost protection against the threat of legal costs” explained Simon Warr, President of the International Association of Legal Protection Insurance (RIAD). Simon Warr was recently in Australia to spread the word about Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) on behalf of the organisation, whose mandate is to promote via its global members easy, affordable and high quality access to justice and the law. “Long offered in the European market, where penetration rates are almost 60% in Switzerland and the Netherlands, LEI has been expanding its reach further afield in recent years; South Africa, Canada and Japan have […]