Updating the law of insurable interest – Law Commission

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in insurance, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission have today published updated draft legislation intended to pull the law of insurable interest into the 21st century.’

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Law Commission, 20th June 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Court entitled to make costs order against insurer in group litigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2018 in costs, insurance, news, third parties by sally

‘The High Court was entitled to make a third-party costs order against the insurer involved in a group litigation, which required the insurer to cover the costs of all cases covered by the group litigation order (GLO) and not just those within the scope of its policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

“No conditions” on third-party costs orders against insurers, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in costs, insurance, news, third parties by sally

The only limit on the court’s discretion to make third-party costs orders against insurers is that it must be exercised justly, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Litigation Futures, 31st May 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Uber to give drivers and couriers sickness and maternity cover – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in accidents, insurance, maternity leave, news, self-employment, sick leave by tracey

‘Uber is to provide additional protection for its drivers and couriers across Europe, including 70,000 in the UK, with limited insurance against sickness and injury as well as small maternity and paternity payments.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman? – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fraud, insurance, murder, news, parole by sally

‘For years Sam Gillingham believed her mum had walked out on her, but the truth began to emerge when her father tried to fake his own death. Russell Causley is now serving life for his wife’s murder. As his sentence is reviewed by the Parole Board, his daughter fears she may never know why her father murdered her mother.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

False promises and penury: still no sign of surrender in the credit hire war – Zenith PI

Posted May 17th, 2018 in appeals, consumer credit, insurance, news, rent by tracey

‘For those with an interest (perhaps in the broadest sense of the word) in credit hire litigation, the long-running war between credit hire organisations (‘CHOs’) and motor insurers continues with a judgment from Mr Justice Turner in the QBD.’

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Zenith PI, 15th May 2018

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

High Court: Defendant must pay credit hire costs even where claimant has contingent liability for them – Litigation Futures

Posted May 16th, 2018 in contracts, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘A circuit judge was wrong to deny a claimant recovery of £20,000 in credit hire charges because she had been assured that she would never have to pay any outstanding sums herself, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2018

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Insurer must compensate solicitor whose clients it induced to settle – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in compensation, costs, fees, insurance, news, personal injuries, solicitors by tracey

‘An insurer which offered to settle directly with personal injury claimants who had filed notices of their claims on the Road Traffic Accidents Portal (RTA Portal) must compensate the claimants’ solicitors, who would otherwise have been entitled to costs by virtue of a conditional fee agreement (CFA).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th April 2018

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Insurer diversity rules take effect in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 18th, 2018 in company directors, diversity, insurance, news by sally

‘Major insurers in the UK must “consider a broad set of qualities and competencies” when recruiting board members, and have a policy in place to promote board diversity, under new rules that came into effect on 9 April.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Indemnity insurance reforms “will damage small firms” – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2018 in indemnities, insurance, law firms, news by sally

‘Indemnity insurance reforms put forward by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last month will damage the small firms the regulator is trying to help, a specialist law firm has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK government confirms changes to discount rate calculation method – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 29th, 2018 in bills, consultations, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The way in which the discount rate applied to lump sum personal injury payments is calculated will be changed in order to “better reflect evidence of actual investment habits”, the UK government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th March 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

English court delivers landmark judgment on project insurance coverage – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 29th, 2018 in construction industry, contracting out, insurance, news by tracey

‘The High Court has handed down a judgment deciding that a sub-contractor on a construction project was not entitled to coverage from the project insurance policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th March 2018

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Whiplash reforms could cost claimant lawyers £80m, government says – Legal Futures

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in bills, compensation, fees, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The whiplash reforms could cost claimant lawyers £80m in lost fees a year, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said yesterday as it unveiled its final impact assessment (IA) of the changes contained in the Civil Liability Bill.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Uncertainty over privilege likely to lead to insurance case appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 21st, 2018 in disclosure, insurance, news, privilege by tracey

‘The High Court’s ruling that an insurance policy holder cannot be forced to disclose documents covered by litigation privilege is open to appeal because of apparent inconsistencies in the ruling’s approach to privilege.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2018

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Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, personal injuries, press releases, road traffic by tracey

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today (20 March 2018) unveiled the Civil Liability Bill, offering hope of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Insurers and claimant lawyers clash over impact of Civil Liability Bill on motor premiums – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Publication of the Civil Liability Bill yesterday met with a polarised response and a commitment from the chief executives of 26 leading insurance companies to pass on the savings to customers – dismissed as empty promises by claimant solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK drivers to save £35 after new curbs on whiplash claims – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Car insurance premiums are to fall by £35 a year after the government announced measures to curb the high number of whiplash claims that currently cost UK drivers over £1bn a year. The justice secretary, David Gauke, unveiled plans to introduce the civil liability bill through the House of Lords, which will set out changes to the way that whiplash claims are calculated and paid.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tonicstar Insurance Ltd v Allianz Insurance PLC [2018] EWCA Civ 434 – 4 New Square

Posted March 20th, 2018 in appeals, arbitration, insurance, news by sally

‘In Tonicstar v Allianz the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of Teare J at first instance and, in turn, the decision of Morison J in X Company v Y Company (17 July 2000) as to the meaning of a common form of insurance arbitration agreement.’

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4 New Square, 14th March 2018

Source: www.insurancelaw.london

Spire Healthcare Ltd v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2018] EWCA Civ 317 – 4 New Square

Posted March 20th, 2018 in appeals, health, insurance, news by sally

‘In Spire Healthcare, the Court of Appeal (Sir Geoffrey Vos and Simon LJ) heard an appeal to determine whether the policy of combined liability insurance aggregated the limits of cover. Graham Eklund QC of 4 New Square successfully represented Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance plc. The Court’s decision is considered by Ben Smiley of 4 New Square.’

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4 New Square, 9th March 2018

Source: www.insurancelaw.london

The clock starts ticking – Gauke publishes Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today finally published the Civil Liability Bill, which the government said “offered hope” of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists by reducing the “unacceptably high number of whiplash claims”.’

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Legal Futures, 20th March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk