Gebhard Stark v DAS Osterreichische Allgemeine Rechtsschutzversicherung AG: ECJ 26 May 2011

ECJ Legal expenses insurance – Directive 87/344/EEC – Article 4(1) – Freedom of the insured person to choose his lawyer – Limitation of the reimbursement allowed in respect of the costs relating to representation of the insured person in judicial proceedings – Reimbursement limited to the amount corresponding to that claimed by a lawyer established in the judicial district of the court having jurisdiction at first instance.


Bonichot P


C-293/10, [2011] EUECJ C-293/10




Directive 87/344/EEC

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CitedBrown-Quinn and Another v Equity Syndicate Management Ltd and Another CA 12-Dec-2012
The court was asked as to the requirement for a client to be given free choice of a lawyer in the context of legal expenses insurance. The various claimants insured by the defendants had sought to instruct solicitors not on the respondent’s approved . .
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European, Legal Professions

Updated: 13 September 2022; Ref: scu.440424