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California’s Insurance Fraud Prevention Act: three unsettled issues the health sector should understand download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, Ins. Code §§ 1871 et seq. (IFPA), is an unusual false claims statute.

Unpicking the insurance stress test results — a concern or not? download subscription

KPMG 16-Dec-2014

The headlines following the release of the latest European insurance stress test results made depressing reading. However, the actual position is more positive.

UK Counter Terrorism and Security Bill — does it affect ransom payments to pirates? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 8-Dec-2014

Much will no doubt be written about the main provisions of the new Counter Terrorism and Security Bill.

Insurance law reform in England download subscription

Gateley 8-Dec-2014

English insurance law is changing. Following recommendations of the Law Commission, a Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 17 July 2014 and will now be rushed through before the next election.

Brokers’ conflicts of interest: the FCA is in a pugnacious mood weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Nov-2014

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has turned its glare on brokers and perceives a potential conflict of interest among those who use ‘integrated models’ as a means to boost income.

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Comet v Whirlpool provides guidance on scope of section 236 of Insolvency Act download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

An English High Court judgment on an application for recovery of documents provides guidance on the scope of section 236 of the Insolvency Act.

Global Insight — Spanish insolvency laws; retention of title in the UK; portfolio transactions; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

Global Insight is a digital publication bringing you news, views and analysis from DLA Piper’s global restructuring group.

Stichting Shell Pensioenfunds v Krys download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 19-Dec-2014

The decision in Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v Krys and another clarifies a liquidator’s authority in relation to antisuit injunctions.

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UK: freedom of speech — unnamed artist to appeal publishing injunction in the Supreme Court download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

 A well-known British performing artist was granted permission to take his case to the Supreme Court, where he will appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in OPO v MLA & STL.

The use of the inherent jurisdiction to disrupt child sexual exploitation download subscription

No5 Chambers 18-Dec-2014

On the 15 December Mr Justice Keehan handed down his judgment in six connected cases involving child sexual exploitation.

Supreme Court decision in family law proceedings download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 18-Dec-2014

A recent Supreme Court decision in family law proceedings has upheld an unprecedented High Court finding of fraudulent concealment of assets.

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Recoverability of costs and the ECHR — an impending incompatibility? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 2-Oct-2014

This article considers the current adjournment in the case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another (No 2) and its potential effects on litigation funding.

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NHS negligence claims have doubled since 2009–2010 download subscription

IBB Solicitors 19-Dec-2014

Statistics from the NHS Litigation Authority have revealed that the number of people making clinical negligence claims against the NHS has reached unprecedented levels.

Supreme Court rules even royalty must sign own disclosure statement and weighs in on question of relief from sanctions download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Dec-2014

The Supreme Court has for the first time addressed the question of post-Mitchell relief from sanctions in the recent case of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd and anor.

Increasing number of couples seeking advice on pre-nups download subscription

IBB Solicitors 18-Dec-2014

While the Law Commission has recommended that pre-nuptial contracts should be legally binding, prominent legal figures have raised concerns about how they are being used.

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

What’s coming up: the major cases, government policy changes, and litigation and dispute resolution legislation to look out for in 2015 weblink

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

We know that it is important for businesses to be aware of upcoming legal and regulatory changes, so that they can plan ahead. View Walker Morris’s summary of some of the key upcoming decisions in major cases, changes to government policy and forthcoming legislation relating to litigation and dispute resolution in an easy-to-use table by clicking the link below: http://www.walkermorris.co.uk/whats-coming

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

Holiday pay – an essential guide download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that non-guaranteed overtime must be included in holiday pay if it is paid regularly.

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