Insurance and Reinsurance Briefings
Mesothelioma survival rate and compensation: deaths continue to rise download subscription
New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive have indicated that the number of cancer deaths in the UK caused by asbestos exposure is continuing to rise.
Rector Report on reforming reserve financing transactions: much work remains — six developments download subscription
The PBR Task Force held a conference call to discuss comments to the modified recommendations to the report issued by Rector & Associates regarding reserve financing transactions.
The Life Insurance Amendment Act 2014 download subscription
The Life Insurance Amendment Act 2014 came into force last month and has introduced two important changes to Bermuda’s Life Insurance Act 1978.
How well is the life insurance industry keeping pace with rapidly changing technology? download subscription
The insurance world has changed significantly, not just incrementally but fundamentally, as the digital revolution transforms the way we interact and do business.
The SRA proposals: will solicitors benefit? download subscription
In the first of a two-part series, Mark Carver considers the SRA’s proposed changes to the professional indemnity market.
ABI recommendation on lock-up arrangements subscription
Restructuring and insolvency in Luxembourg (part two) download subscription
Formal, court-driven restructuring proceedings are available into Luxembourg law, but for practical reasons, these are rarely used in practice.
Restructuring and insolvency in Luxembourg (part one) download subscription
Luxembourg is one of the leading domiciles worldwide for international investment vehicles.
The risks of revolutionary design — Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Condek Holdings Ltd and Others download subscription
Who can an employer look to when a revolutionary design goes wrong and the company that designed and constructed it has gone into liquidation?
Intestacy rules: change on the horizon download subscription
The Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Bill received royal assent on 14 May to become the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act 2014.
Supreme Court stays permission to appeal in EU and SU (Afghanistan) download subscription
Following the grant of permission in TN and MA (Afghanistan) v SSHD  EWCA Civ 1609, there is a listing for the appeal in the Supreme Court in April/May 2015.
Review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes download subscription
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
Putative class action in the Southern District of New York challenges use of ‘shadow insurance’ download subscription
A new putative class action suit alleges that the use of ‘shadow insurance’ transactions violates New York Insurance Law section 4226(a)(4).
From the firm of the week
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
Supreme Court rules that contractual damages cannot be recovered for manner of dismissal losses download subscription
An employee cannot bring a breach-of-contract claim for losses flowing from the manner of dismissal even where the dismissal is in breach of an express contractual disciplinary procedure.
Round-up of important employment law developments download subscription
Employers should be aware of a number of recent developments in the employment law arena.
Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription
The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.
Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription
The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices.
Stuck in the bottleneck — corruption in African ports download subscription
The rapid rise in shipping container traffic in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades underlines the lucrative opportunities for businesses on the continent.
Grey practices: fuelling fraud and corruption in the Indian business environment download subscription
Grey practices tend to fuel fraud and corruption that can pose serious legal, commercial and reputational risks to companies that are not alert to the dangers.
Insurance and Reinsurance Analysis
The consumer insurance market has seen a fierce tussle for territory. Have the mega-firms won or has the war just begun?
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening
The collapse of several insurers won’t worry the smart set, but it is likely to be a problem for smaller law firms
After-the-event insurance has been a popular way of protecting claimants against a loss in litigation but its future is now in question
Changes to the way solicitors insure themselves are kicking in this year. Our peer panel surveys the new landscape.
The ARP is on its way out and law firms are becoming more commercial, which should make renewals less fretful
Lawyers and underwriters are getting battle-ready for the new ATE arena as Jackson LJ’s litigation reforms approach