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Insurance and Reinsurance

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Offer rejected by counter-offer - a cautionary tale

09 August 2016

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Non-Part 36 offer not capable of acceptance once rejected by a Part 36 counter offer

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Product Liability Update August 2016

04 August 2016

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In this Update we take a look at some of the recent stories making the news, from electrical fires to mislabelled fishcakes.

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Read with "interest" - Part 36 offers

04 August 2016

In many cases it will be easy to determine whether a claimant has beaten their Part 36 offer and accordingly whether they are entitled to the additional benefits provided for under CPR 36.17(4). Sometimes, however, because of the interest accruing on damages between the date of the Part 36 offer and the judgment date, the judgment sum only exceeds the Part 36 offer by a small amount. If this happens, what are the consequences?

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Winning the battle but losing the war

22 July 2016

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We have previously commented on the need for claimants to establish all elements of a claim (duty, breach, causation and loss) if they want to achieve more than a Pyrrhic victory. The case of Mortgage Express v Countrywide Surveyors Limited provides another example of this, but with a slightly different twist.

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Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors

06 July 2016

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The Court of Appeal recently overturned a first instance decision in an application for summary judgment in the matter of Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 661

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Costs - issue at your peril

12 May 2016

A recent decision re-emphasises the costs risks a claimant faces if it issues proceedings but does not serve them.

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Insurers liable to pay damages to insureds for late claims payment

12 May 2016

For insurance policies entered into after 4 May 2017, insurers could be liable to policyholders for late payment of claims. It will be an automatically implied term of the policy that sums due from insurers must be paid within a reasonable time.

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Accountants’ update

22 March 2016

Welcome to RPC’s 2016 accountants’ bulletin. The aim of the bulletin is to review a number of key developments from 2015, and to give an insight on some of the current “hot topics” in this area.

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Publication

Multiple adjudications - how many adjudicators?

11 March 2016

Obtain consent or use different adjudicators

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Video

Group litigation in medical and life sciences

07 March 2016

Dorothy Flower talks about the impact of the "nocebo" effect on group litigation in the UK.

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