“There’s no question: this would be disastrous”

Depending on where you’re standing, legal expenses insurers are either bloodsucking ambulance-chasers hiking up premiums for everyone, or fearless defenders of justice for all, providing a much-needed service. One thing is certain: if Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations for reforming the compensation market are implemented in full, their days are numbered. As the government’s verdict looms, I assessed their chances of survival.