PPI problems still the cause of most complaints to financial ombudsman – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2015 in banking, complaints, financial regulation, insurance, news, reports by sally

‘Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) are still making up two-thirds of all the cases being dealt with by the financial ombudsman, which named Lloyds and Barclays as Britain’s two “most complained-about” financial firms.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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ATE insurer not estopped from avoiding policy, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

Posted February 19th, 2015 in costs, estoppel, fraud, insolvency, insurance, misrepresentation, news by sally

‘After-the-event (ATE) insurer Temple Legal Protection was not estopped from avoiding payment on a policy after a fraudulent misrepresentation, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th February 2015

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The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution – Lecture by Lady Hale

The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution (PDF)

Lecture by Lady Hale

The Bryce Lecture, 5th February 2015

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Insurance surgery: Up for the challenge – New Law Journal

‘How should local authorities respond to the compensation claims landscape, asks Carol Dalton.’

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New Law Journal, 13th February 2015

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Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: reference by the Counsel General for Wales – Supreme Court

Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: reference by the Counsel General for Wales [2015] UKSC 3 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th February 2015

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Asbestos NHS costs decision due from Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2015 in appeals, asbestos, bills, costs, insurance, local government, news, Supreme Court, Wales by sally

‘Firms in Wales whose staff are treated for asbestos-related illnesses are to learn if they must reimburse the NHS.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2015

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Conditional Fee Agreements – Zenith PI Blog

Posted February 6th, 2015 in contracts, fees, insurance, news, solicitors by sally

‘On 27th January 2015, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Cox v Woodlands Manor Care Home Ltd (unreported – approved judgment is awaited) bringing home the importance of CFAs being compliant with the Cancellation of Contracts etc. Regulations 2008 and dealing with the situation where there might be legal expenses insurance cover in the background and how this might affect any CFA entered into.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 5th February 2015

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Supreme Court: legal expenses insurance premium could not be recovered with costs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in appeals, costs, expenses, insurance, news, proportionality, Supreme Court by sally

‘The successful party in a civil court case is not entitled to recover the cost of any ‘after the event’ (ATE) legal expenses insurance premium from an unsuccessful opponent, no mater how “reasonable” it was to have taken out the policy in the first place, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2015

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FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in compensation, complaints, financial regulation, insurance, news, time limits by sally

‘Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2015

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Jasmyn Chan death: Man jailed for Sheffield hit-and-run – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run crash. Jasmyn Chan, 14, died when she was hit by a car on Normanton Hill, Sheffield, on 9 May while crossing the road.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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Legal Voice conference report: Innovation in the delivery of legal services – LegalVoice

Posted December 12th, 2014 in civil justice, criminal justice, insurance, legal aid, news by sally

‘Roger Smith OBE made the case for 1% of the legal aid budget to be directed towards an ‘innovation fund’ to promote access to justice online. The former director of JUSTICE, who was delivering the keynote speech earlier this week at the 2014 Legal Voice conference, called upon Chris Grayling to ‘re-evaluate’ priorities and to deploy online help for initial advice.’

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LegalVoice, 11th December 2014

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Government blames High Court for denying mesothelioma victims damages uplift -

Posted December 12th, 2014 in costs, damages, industrial injuries, insurance, legal aid, news by sally

‘The High Court’s decision to block the abolition of recoverability for mesothelioma claims has denied victims the 10% uplift in damages they would otherwise have received, justice minister Lord Faulks has said.’

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Litgation Futures, 11th December 2014

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Driverless cars – the top 10 legal issues – Technology Law Update

Posted December 9th, 2014 in data protection, insurance, news, road safety, road traffic, road traffic offences by sally

‘The UK government’s announcement last week of the results of its competition for driverless car testing is an exciting development. We expect an announcement of the results of a review of the regulatory regime to follow shortly. As we wait for these results, we identify the top ten areas where we think the law will need to be updated to allow this important technology to move forward.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th December 2014

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

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Saved by the Cap: Third Party Costs Order – RPC Professional and Financial Risks Blog

Posted December 8th, 2014 in accountants, costs, damages, insurance, news, third parties by sally

‘On 30 June 2014 judgment was handed down by Mrs Justice Rose in Swynson Limited v Lowick Rose LLP (in liquidation) [2014] EWHC 2085 (Ch). Rose J held that the Defendant, a firm of accountants, were liable but found that they owed no duty of care to the individual investor who had provided finance for a management buy-out. She awarded damages up to the liability cap of £15million inclusive of interest and costs, on the basis that the liability cap set out in the engagement letter reflected the commercial agreement reached by the parties.’

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RPC Professional and Financial Risks Blog, 4th December 2014

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Bradford Lidl ‘slip’ fraudster Waheed Iqbal sentenced – BBC News

‘A man who deliberately “slipped” on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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Couple who faked son’s blindness for insurance claim are jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in forgery, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘Former soldier Jeremy Jones and his wife Sally Anne Jones are given 12 months in prison after claiming their son had been blinded in one eye falling off his bike.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2014

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Theresa May to publish new anti-terror powers – BBC News

‘New measures to tackle terrorism are to be unveiled by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a “greater” terror threat than ever before.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2014

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Counter-Terrorism Bill – the proposals in a nutshell – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Whatever else can be said about the war on terrorism, it has been hugely influential in the shaping of the law (statutory, common law and European). The latest proposal to come from the Coalition is a “Temporary Exclusion Order”, announced in the press in September. It was “re-booted” in November and we are told that these will feature in the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (name not confirmed) due before Christmas. The Bill is in fact scheduled to be published later this week, but these things sometimes slip.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th November 2014

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Terror bill requires universities to ban extremist speakers – The Guardian

‘New powers for the home secretary to order universities to ban extremist speakers from their campuses are to be included in a new counter-terrorism bill.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2014

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Anti-terror measures: May aims to close ransom loophole – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2014 in immigration, insurance, news, terrorism by sally

‘The government will embark on fresh steps to cut funding to “barbaric” terror groups such as Islamic State by changing the law to prevent insurance firms from inadvertently reimbursing ransom payments, Theresa May will say on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2014

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