Water cooler and triangular chairs.

Insurance and Reinsurance

Publication

Clarifying block notification feels ripples

03 March 2016

Judgment in this case was handed down at the beginning of February 2016.

Read more
Video

The Insurance Act – what are the five biggest changes to the current law?

01 March 2016

James Wickes – a partner in our Insurance Group – tells us why it's very much in vogue to be an insurance lawyer these days.

Read more
Publication

Health and safety law update

01 March 2016

HSE to prosecute Merlin Attractions Operation Ltd over Alton Towers “Smiler” incident

Read more
Publication

Take priority but be reasonable

17 February 2016

On 20 January 2016, Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart handed down his judgment on preliminary issues in Commercial Management (Investments) Limited v (1) Mitchell Design and Construct Limited, and (2) Regorco Limited1

Read more
Publication

Adjudication - RMP Construction Services Ltd v Chalcroft Ltd

04 February 2016

On 21 December 2015, Stuart-Smith J handed down his decision in RMP Construction Services Ltd v Chalcroft Ltd1 , an action for summary judgment in the Technology and Construction Court to enforce an Adjudicator’s decision.

Read more
Publication

Do receivers owe duties to bankrupt mortgagors?

27 January 2016

The Court of Appeal has recently considered whether an LPA Receiver owes a duty of care to a bankrupt mortgagor in connection with the way the Receiver deals with the mortgaged property. In a decision which will be welcomed by Receivers and their insurers, the court decided that a Receiver owes no such duties.

Read more
Publication

UK flooding: the aftermath

26 January 2016

As the flood waters subside and residents, businesses, insurers and public bodies survey the damage and pick up the pieces, thoughts will turn to what, if anything, could have been done differently to have prevented or minimised the damage caused.

Read more
Publication

Love thy neighbour but don't give them any advice!

22 January 2016

The first TCC judgment of the year, Burgess & Burgess vs Lejonvarn [2016] EWHC 40 (TCC), is of particular interest to both architects and their insurers, as it discusses and distinguishes between a contractual relationship and one that gives rise to an assumption of responsibility in tort.

Read more
Publication

Annual Insurance Review 2015

08 January 2016

There are no prizes for guessing the likely main insurance law event of 2016. The Insurance Act 2015 will come into force on 12 August 2016.

Read more
Publication

Cyber fraud - a new hope?

23 November 2015

We have previously warned of the threat posed by fraudsters who are targeting solicitors’ client accounts to misappropriate funds (read our blog last February here).

Read more
Publication

New sentencing guideline for health and safety offences

13 November 2015

In November 2014, the Sentencing Council began consulting on a draft guideline for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, and breach of food safety and hygiene regulations.

Read more
Publication

Is time up for claims against valuers?

29 September 2015

Assessing the point at which a cause of action accrues in a claim against a valuer is a difficult task, not least because of the lack of judicial guidance on the issue.

Read more
Publication

General liability update

28 September 2015

Defending a claim for breach of Occupiers’ duty – A bridge too far?

Read more
Publication

Insurance Act 2015

23 September 2015

Amendment to include Law Commission’s proposals on damages for late payment of claims

Read more
Publication

VW emissions rigging scandal- Insurance exposure

23 September 2015

Insurance exposures

Read more
Publication

Tianjin explosions leave insurers exposed to claims

21 August 2015

On 12 August 2015, multiple explosions occurred in the Chinese city of Tianjin, a major industrial port and goods gateway to Beijing.

Read more
Publication

Play nicely, children

17 July 2015

Litigation is, by its very nature, an adversarial process. But as the court has made clear in the case of Simon Gotch & Susan Linda Gotch v Enelco Limited , litigants should also co-operate, to ensure the swift and cost-effective resolution of their disputes.

Read more
Publication

Milton Furniture and Brit- clarifying attendance

13 July 2015

Milton Furniture Limited v Brit Insurance

Read more
Publication

Getting to Level 2

03 June 2015

What insurers should look out for in BIM project management

Read more
Publication

Flood Re and the impact on surveyors and valuers

02 June 2015

The catastrophic impact that flooding can have on property owners has been seen all over the news for the past decade. In particular, 2012 saw some of the wettest weather for a century and left thousands of households struggling to find insurance cover for their properties.

Read more
Publication

Products update

27 May 2015

News

Read more
Publication

Beyond night and day: Importance of causation

27 May 2015

In order to succeed in a claim for professional negligence, a claimant must establish that the professional owed him a relevant duty of care, that they breached that duty and that the breach caused the loss he seeks to recover.

Read more
Publication

Mesothelioma recoveries

26 May 2015

Balancing the anomalies

Read more