Further shots fired in the long-running battle between credit hire companies and insurers… Zenith PI Blog

Posted February 8th, 2016 in appeals, consumer credit, contracts, damages, insurance, news by tracey

‘Credit hire litigation is rife with technical arguments which have been accused of being “layers of artificiality” (by Judge Mackie in W v Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc [2011] EWHC 2020 (QB), [2012] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 667).’

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Zenith PI Blog, 8th February 2016

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‘Cash for crash’: 81 sentenced in fake car accidents scam – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in accidents, closed circuit television, compensation, fraud, inquiries, insurance, news by tracey

‘Garage in south Wales faked accidents in its yards so that bogus insurance and compensation claims totalling £750,000 could be made.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Ee Turpi Causa and the MIB – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 21st, 2016 in appeals, crime, ex turpi causa, insurance, news, personal injuries, uninsured drivers by sally

‘Smith appealed against the decision of the MIB not to meet his personal injury claim when it was discovered that the First Defendant was an uninsured driver.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th January 2016

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Gordon-Saker: Newspaper’s rights not breached by success fees and ATE recovery – Litigation Futures

‘A newspaper’s right to free expression under article 10 of the European Convention was not breached by being ordered to pay success fees and after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums, Master Gordon-Saker has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th January 2016

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Crash for cash: Five more guilty over insurance scam – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2015 in fraud, insurance, news, road traffic by tracey

‘Five people have been found guilty over the biggest car insurance fraud investigation in the UK. They were convicted of making six insurance claims worth £144,000 between 2009 and 2011. Two were found not guilty.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2015

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Court of Appeal rules third-party capture insurer still has to pay solicitors’ costs – Litigation Futures

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in appeals, costs, fees, insurance, news, solicitors, third parties by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has made a major strike against the practice of third-party capture by ordering an insurance company that settled personal injury claims directly with the clients of a law firm to pay the solicitors the costs they would have earned.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd December 2015

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Are firms discriminating against you because of age? Here’s how to check – Daily Telegraph

‘We look at how the ombudsman deals with complaints about age discrimination.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2015

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FCA launches investigation into insurance companies which ‘snoop’ on customers – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 25th, 2015 in consumer protection, inquiries, insurance, internet, news, ombudsmen, privacy by sally

‘The regulatory body said insurers are going to great lengths to harvest personal data.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2015

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Bar Council and ABI join calls for permanent exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases – Litigation Futures

Posted November 24th, 2015 in barristers, fees, insolvency, insurance, news by sally

‘The Bar Council and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have added their voices to calls from business organisations for a permanent exemption for insolvency cases from the provisions of LASPO.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd November 2015

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Barristers “under pressure” to agree not to act against big clients if they want their work – Legal Futures

‘Barristers need to resist pressure from big clients and government departments to agree not to act against them in the future if they want instructions, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 11th November 2015

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IPs hit back at Jackson: ending LASPO exemption would create ‘windfall’ for third-party funders – Litigation Futures

Posted October 30th, 2015 in company directors, costs, fees, insolvency, insurance, news, third parties by sally

‘Abolishing the exemption from LASPO for insolvency cases would create a “windfall” for third-party funders, insolvency trade body R3 has argued.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th October 2015

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Insurance surgery: Out for the count – New Law Journal

Posted October 29th, 2015 in contracting out, health, insurance, negligence, news, third parties by sally

‘Bridget Tatham follows the rise & risk of public sector outsourcing.’

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New Law Journal, 26th October 2015

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Criminals may be behind TalkTalk’s cyber breach, but it can still be penalised by regulators – Technology Law Update

‘The revelations emerging about a major cyber attack on telecoms and broadband supplier TalkTalk are every CIO’s worst nightmare. But hard-working companies that are doing their best to stay ahead of the hackers shouldn’t be criticised, should they?’

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Technology Law Update, 23rd October 2015

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Legal threat in Shropshire baby ashes scandal – BBC News

‘Lawyers representing families in the baby ashes scandal have said they are to take legal action against Shropshire Council.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2015

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Insurance Act 2015: changes to conditions precedent – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in contracts, insurance, news by sally

‘From next year, insurers will not be able refuse policyholder claims on the grounds that they breached an irrelevant term in their policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd October 2015

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CA rejects law firm’s bid to reverse relief granted over funding notice failure – Litigation Futures

‘Mishcon de Reya has failed in its bid to overturn the grant of relief from sanctions made in favour of claimants who are suing the London law firm for professional negligence but failed to serve their funding notice in time.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th October 2015

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£4m payout for man who suffered brain damage in crash – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2015 in accidents, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘A man in his 20s who suffered severe brain damage in a car crash when he was a teenager is to get more than £4m compensation, lawyers say.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2015

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‘Fair presentation of risk’ and the Insurance Act 2015 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in construction industry, disclosure, insurance, news by sally

‘The Insurance Act 2015, which does not come into force until August 2016, changes the way in which insurance is conducted. The delay in commencement of the Act is intended, at least in part, to give insurers time to change their policy wording and procedures. It is likely that some of the new policy wordings and procedures will give rise to disputes and in the context of construction insurance in particular, there are likely to be issues relating to the concept of fair presentation of risk that is introduced by the Act.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 14th September 2015

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PPI payout deadline considered by regulator – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in financial regulation, insurance, limitations, news by tracey

‘The financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a deadline for claims over mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2015

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Revised Rehab Code introduces “streamlined” process for low-value claims – Litigation Futures

Posted October 1st, 2015 in codes of practice, insurance, news, personal injuries, rehabilitation by sally

‘The updated Rehabiliation Code is set to come into operation on 1 December and for the first time includes a separate section for lower-value claims in recognition of the need for a more streamlined process in cases worth less than £25,000.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th September 2015

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