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Product liability update - November 2019

02 December 2019

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news.

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General liability newsletter - October 2019

04 November 2019

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Welcome to the October edition of our general liability newsletter. This month looks at recent cases involving; fraud, privilege, covert surveillance, non-party access and legal costs.

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Privilege Absolute: documents remain privileged forever, unless privilege is waived

Published on 21 October 2019. By Nick Bird, Partner and Laura Stocks, Senior Associate

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The Court of Appeal has taken a robust stance against an attempt to retrospectively redraw the boundaries of legal professional privilege in the recent decision of Addlesee and others v Dentons Europe LLP1.

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Hong Kong insurance regulation update - Regulator Codes of Conduct for Brokers and Agents

Published on 06 September 2019. By Andrew Carpenter, Of Counsel

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With effect from 23 September 2019, the independent Hong Kong Insurance Authority (the IA) will take over regulation of insurance intermediaries from the three existing self-regulatory organisations (the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers, the Professional Insurance Brokers Association, and Insurance Agents Registration Board) and administer a new statutory licensing regime.

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Product liability update August 2019

29 August 2019

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A round-up of some of the recent product liability stories making the news.

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High Court rejects Part VII transfer - Prudential and Rothesay Life

Published on 20 August 2019. By Neil Brown, Partner

High Court rejects Part VII transfer in Prudential and Rothesay Life case which had been approved by the regulators and blessed by the independent expert.

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General liability newsletter - August 2019

Published on 05 August 2019. By Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Gavin Reese, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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How the “30 days period” to pay a claim in Latin America works in practice

04 June 2019

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Everyone dealing with Latin American claims will become familiar with the short deadlines imposed in these jurisdictions for paying a claim. However, how those deadlines are applied in practice can be a complex matter to work out.

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Kidsons and Kajima reviewed

31 May 2019

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The Court of Appeal considers the notification of a “hornet’s nest” in Euro Pools Plc v Royal Sun Alliance Plc

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Product liability update May 2019

31 May 2019

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news, from consultation on food labelling to changes to the product liability and safety legislation in the event of a "no deal" Brexit.

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General liability newsletter April 2019

Published on 30 April 2019. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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Product liability update - February 2019

28 February 2019

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news, from the Product Safety Marking in the event of a “no deal” Brexit to Social media and product advertising.

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Latin America insights - Ecuador

14 February 2019

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Ecuadorian (re)insurance claims have formed a part of RPC’s Latin American practice for some years.

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General liability newsletter February 2019

11 February 2019

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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Product liability update November 2018

30 November 2018

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A round-up of product liability news and stories making the headlines.

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General liability newsletter November 2018

Published on 01 November 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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The Latin American challenge – a London market perspective

Published on 08 October 2018. By Alex Almaguer, Senior Associate

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If the London market wants to maintain its leadership in the region, London reinsurers need to look at ways to improve direct communication with local players.

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Product liability update August 2018

30 August 2018

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A round-up of key stories making the news, from the Potential impact of US litigation in the UK to a case involving injuries arising from caustic soda.

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The latest results, threats & opportunities for insurers

Published on 22 August 2018. By Richard Breavington, Partner

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Partner Richard Breavington shares his views on the challenges for insurers in a post-GDPR world, the most valuable changes in technology for insurers and the most exciting thing about the world of InsurTech.

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General liability newsletter July 2018

Published on 09 August 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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Product liability update

31 May 2018

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news, from the EU Product Liability Directive to a case involving hip replacement litigation

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General liability newsletter April 2018

Published on 30 April 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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Employees owe a duty to their employers to carry out their work with reasonable care so as to avoid accident and injury. Employers are vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees but are entitled to claim a contribution or indemnity from their negligent employee in appropriate circumstances.

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Asia Insurance Bulletin 2018

23 April 2018

Our Asia Insurance Bulletin is now available. The bulletin contains a number of articles written by our lawyers discussing a variety of issues relevant to the Asia region.

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Is GDPR a barrier to InsurTech growth?

28 February 2018

Partner Mark Crichard speaks to Instech Club2020 in the run-up to Instech AI 2018.

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Is the insurance market making sufficient progress in innovating?

28 February 2018

Simon Laird speaks to Instech Club 2020 in the run-up to Instech AI 2018

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Government announces new office for product safety and standards

01 February 2018

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On 21 January 2018, the Government announced the creation of the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), a new national oversight body tasked with “identifying consumer risks and managing responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs”.

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Tax avoidance schemes and the duty to warn

Published on 09 January 2018. By Rachael Healey, Partner

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In a useful judgment summarising when a duty to warn arises, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision and raised doubts over the applicable test when considering whether or not financial advisers have been negligent in advising on the risks associated with investments.

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Subrogated recoveries

Published on 14 December 2017. By Mark Errington, Partner

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An accessible reference point to assist insurers in their immediate considerations relating to subrogated recoveries in 15 jurisdictions across Asia and in England and Wales

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Protect your confidential information

Published on 11 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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Good commercial practice and robust contractual agreements are essential to safeguard confidential information.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Agreeing the deal with your co-founders

Published on 05 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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RPC advice on agreeing the deal with your start-up co-founders, including a list of key considerations, which can prevent expensive disagreements in the future.

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Key legal pitfalls of starting up

Published on 27 November 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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Introduction to the RPC blog series 'key legal pitfalls of starting up' – a guide for Insurtech start-ups. Contains top-tips on legal issues.

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Product liability update November 2017

Published on 24 November 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Dorothy Flower, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news, from automated vehicles to food safety and product advertisements.

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General liability update October 2017

Published on 17 October 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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Government to cover negligence claims against GPs

Published on 17 October 2017. By Dorothy Flower, Partner and Kristiana Reynolds, Senior Associate

Government to cover negligence claims against GPs

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Challenge to SRA intervention rejected

Published on 11 August 2017. By Nick Bird, Partner and Laura Stocks, Senior Associate

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Suspicion of wrongdoing in law firms gives rise to difficult judgments.

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Court of Appeal distinguishes Target

04 August 2017

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In a recent decision the Court of Appeal1 distinguished Target and AIB on the applicable remedy arising out of a breach of trust in a commercial transaction.

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“Last man standing”

Published on 14 July 2017. By Alan Stone, Partner

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What duties does a monitoring surveyor owe to a lending bank?

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FCA consultation on pension transfers – what does it mean for advisers?

Published on 22 June 2017. By Robert Morris, Partner

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The FCA threatened it and now we have it – on 21 June the FCA published its consultation paper on DB transfers and safeguarded benefit conversions.

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Election result may be a boost for insurers of highly regulated products

Published on 13 June 2017. By Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director

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The political uncertainty following last week’s general election could in fact be good news for insurers of heavily regulated products, such as medical devices.

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First advice/information decision after BPE

Published on 13 June 2017. By Nick Bird, Partner

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On 19 May 2017 His Honour Judge Moulder handed down his judgment in the case of the Halsall and others v Champion Consulting Ltd and others [2017] EWHC 1079 (QB).

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Health and safety law update, June 2017

Published on 09 June 2017. By Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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This issue includes details on The Sentencing Council publishing a new guideline for entering an early guilty plea, in addition to the most recent fines and sentences imposed on companies around the UK.

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Exemption clauses have teeth ‒ negotiate contracts carefully

Published on 02 June 2017. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Claire McNicholl, Senior Associate

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The Court of Appeal has recently provided guidance on the application of the contra preferentum rule.

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Court of Appeal overturns decision on confidentiality in Huntington’s case

Published on 17 May 2017. By Sian Morgan, Senior Associate

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The Court of Appeal ruled that clinicians treating a man with Huntington’s Disease (HD) may have owed a duty of care to disclose his condition to his daughter and that the case should be remitted for trial.

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Product liability update

Published on 10 April 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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In this Update we take a look at some of the recent stories making the news, from driverless cars to advertising for high fat, salt or sugar food or drink products.

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Supreme Court decides on assignment and variation of CFAs

Published on 07 April 2017. By Nick Bird, Partner

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In Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited the Supreme Court determined that a CFA had been validly assigned to a new firm and that variations to it after 1 April 2013 were not new agreements.

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FOS backs down and agrees: award limit applies in avoidance cases

Published on 08 March 2017. By Robert Morris, Partner

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In R (on the application of Aviva Life & Pensions (UK) Limited) v Financial Ombudsman Service [2017]1 Aviva judicially reviewed a Financial Ombudsman Service decision that required them to reinstate a life insurance policy they had avoided for non-disclosure.

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Solicitors duty to warn - when does it arise?

01 March 2017

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The Court of Appeal has recently dismissed an appeal against the decision of Michael Bowes QC sitting as a deputy judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry [2017] EWCA Civ 75.

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General Liability update, January 2017

Published on 18 January 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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In this issue we consider how Insurers might secure the evidence needed to defend long-tail disease claims, with the collateral benefit of reducing the risk of more immediate prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive for non-compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.

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Court of Appeal applies Wellesley to a claim against lawyers

22 December 2016

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On 21 December 2016 Lord Justice Jackson and Lord Justice Patten overturned a loss of chance judgment for £2m against lawyers on the grounds that the damage was too remote.

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Life Sciences, December 2016

Published on 16 December 2016. By Dorothy Flower, Partner

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Welcome to our final Life Sciences update of 2016. In this edition we cover Wilkes v DePuy (the recent judgment that deals with medical products liability and is a boost for defendants), the Brexit debate continued, fitness trackers making people unfit and insurers and manufacturers preparing for the outbreak of rare diseases.

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