MIB ordered to pay out for injury suffered on private land – Litigation Futures

‘The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) has to pay compensation to a man injured by an uninsured vehicle, even though it was on private land, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th October 2018

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Consumer loyalty ‘rip off’ faces probe – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in competition, consumer protection, insurance, mortgages, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘The accusation that loyal customers are being “ripped off” for mobile, broadband, savings, home insurance and mortgage deals is to be investigated by the competition body.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

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Woman pretended daughter was injured in Manchester attack for insurance claim – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2018 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who pretended her fake daughter was injured in the Manchester attack to make an insurance claim has been jailed for fraud. Susan Pain, who worked in insurance herself, posed as a dentist and said her daughter “Sophie” had sustained serious injuries needing two operations following the bombing that left 22 people dead last year. But AXA could not trace a victim under the name given in the £2,500 claim for loss of earnings, and alerted the police after uncovering years of false claims by Pain.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2018

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Civil Procedure Discontinuance, QOCA and Fundamental Dishonesty – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 19th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, fraud, insurance, news by sally

‘The claimant discontinued a claim. The defendants alleged that the claim was dishonest and asked the court to determine the issue of fundamental dishonesty so the defendants could enforce their entitlement to costs.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 18th September 2018

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Shadow justice secretary hits out at Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted September 4th, 2018 in bills, civil justice, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The shadow justice secretary has ripped into the Civil Liability Bill, saying Labour will vote against it as it stands.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2018

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Temperature starts to rise ahead of Civil Liability Bill debate – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2018 in bills, claims management, insurance, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘The rhetoric is heating up ahead of the second reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Commons next week, with the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and Association of British Insurers (ABI) both speaking out yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2018

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High Court gives whiplash contempt proceedings green light – Litigation Futures

Posted August 14th, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has allowed a bus company’s application for committal proceedings to go ahead against two dishonest former claimants who said they had serious whiplash injuries from a minor traffic collision, when CCTV showed otherwise.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2018

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Passing off – The Military Mutual Ltd v Police Mutual Assurance Society Ltd – NIPC Law

‘The claimant arranges insurance and mortgages for past and present members of the armed forces. On the “About Us” page of its website, it describers itself as “a Mutual set up to provide fair, financial services such as Home, Landlord, Military Kit and Business cover to those who are serving, veterans, families and supporters of our armed forces.” Note the use of the big letter “M” in mutual, That is a big part of the company’s ethos. It says that its “manifesto is very simple: always do the right thing for our Members.” The company has no shareholders or employees and is led in the main by retired senior officers who describe themselves as “customers and Members”. Anybody who acquires a policy or mortgage through the claimant company can become a member. Its business, however, is managed by Regis Mutual Management Limited.’

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NIPC Law, 10th August 2018

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“Off-Plan” Investment Schemes: Equitable Compensation – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The SRA has issued warning notices[1] to solicitors regarding whether they should act and how they should act towards their clients in relation to purported transactions concerning investment schemes. However, for many the warning will have come too late since many investors have previously parted with deposits (in some cases amounting to the client’s life savings) in return for worthless insurance bonds and unsecured interests in land or property which are also found to be worthless when the developer defaults on the development and becomes insolvent.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 12th July 2018

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Vehicle-related terrorism claims ‘mutualised’ by UK motor insurers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 27th, 2018 in insurance, news, road traffic, terrorism, third parties by sally

‘Motor insurers in the UK are to share the costs involved in meeting third party claims raised by victims of terrorist attacks involving vehicles.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th July 2018

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Insurer demands ‘more backing’ to battle dishonest claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 9th, 2018 in insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A leading insurer has called for extra support from the judicial process if defendants are effectively to contest spurious personal injury claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th July 2018

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Indemnity insurance reforms not worth the risk, cautions ABI – Legal Futures

Posted June 25th, 2018 in indemnities, insurance, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is wrong to assume that premiums will fall as a result of its professional indemnity insurance (PII) reforms, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2018

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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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