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Insurance and Reinsurance

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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, Legal Director

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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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Blog

Key legal pitfalls of starting up: Protect your confidential information

Published on 11 December 2017. By Charles Buckworth, Senior Associate

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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, Senior Associate

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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, Senior Associate

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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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Government to cover negligence claims against GPs

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