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What is an insured defendant obliged to disclose about their private insurance arrangements?
Accountants can draw some comfort following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Mehjoo v Harben Barker.
Calderbank offers revisited download
A recent Court of Appeal decision suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to make a Part 36 offer to secure full costs protection at trial.
In Integral Petroleum SA v SCC-Finanz AG, late service of particulars of claim to an email address not authorised for service was treated as valid under CPR 3.10.
The issue of a claim form, and not the service of it, begins proceedings and gives the court jurisdiction to order costs of and incidental to those proceedings.
The claimant, Wellesley, retained Withers to draft an agreement with a Bahrain bank, Addax. Addax was to invest £2.5m or $5m in exchange for a share of the business.
As the flood waters recede the key question for those who own or occupy affected properties is who is responsible for fixing the damage?
The last two years have seen Libor manipulation or rate fixing at the centre of a scandal that emerged in the US and crossed the Atlantic to the UK.
What sort of PII issues are likely to face practitioners contemplating accreditation and their insurers?
Compliance will be the watchword for 2014 and beyond. Adhere to deadlines/court timetables and all should be fine.
Twelve months is a long time. It is probably overstating it to say that the profession has seen unprecedented change, but it has been both dramatic and volatile.
This article examines some of the different types of claim or medico-legal query Mills & Reeve received in its Claims Handling Unit or out-of-hours service during 2013.
Mills & Reeve has emphasised the need to read and understand insurance indemnity arrangements.
Insurers have resisted funding the contingency for high-risk properties, which has resulted in governmental persuasion through a series of pooling agreements with the ABI.
Fair presentation of the risk download
Insurers may still insist that consumers provide a fair presentation of the risk, but what is fair will be circumscribed by the scope of the new duty under CIDRA.
This year, solicitors’ insurance rarely seems to have been out of the legal news. This has largely been down to the changes to the market that will come into effect from 1 October 2013.
In Bate v Aviva Insurance UK Limited the court considered the rejection of a claim brought by an insurance industry loss assessor under a domestic buildings and contents insurance policy.
Access to affordable flood cover download
Earlier this year we reported on the Statement of Principles, an agreement between the government and the ABI that ensured that homeowners and small businesses had access to affordable flood cover.
Mills & Reeves looks at the proposed introduction of a code of conduct for brokers and what it will really mean for the brokers’ market.
The Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 (CIDRA) came into force in April 2013. It impacts on any insurer or broker dealing with consumer/personal insurance.