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Commercial insurance risk and liability review, 2015 - 2016

1 February 2016

Our annual review provides a comprehensive review of some of the most important judgments and legal developments during 2015 and our analysis of some of the changes on the horizon for 2016 and beyond. We have covered a lot of ground this year so I hope you will be able to find a number of updates that are relevant and useful to you. The topics in the index are links so please just click on those sections that are of interest to you and it will take you straight to the pages you want to see. If you would like to know more about any of the topics, please feel free to contact me or any of the authors of the articles.

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Legal updates

Gosden and another v Halliwell Landau and another [2021] EWHC 159 (Comm)

This claim addressed the question, of when the date for assessment of damages in cases of negligence should be determined and shows that when appropriate the Courts will depart from the default position.

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Legal updates

Assessing the scope of employers liability – Chell v Tarmac

These were the opening remarks of Mr Justice Martin Spencer when handing down his Judgment in the recent case of Andrew Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited [2020] EWHC 2613, the latest in a series of appeals dealing with the scope of vicarious liability.

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Legal updates

Non-payment of insurance premiums during the Coronavirus pandemic

The forced closure of many businesses as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Recent reports from the Office for National Statistics state that the economy was 25% smaller in April than it was in February this year.

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Legal updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) insurance considerations

With instances of COVID-19 rapidly increasing throughout the UK, many businesses are considering the options available to limit staff and customer exposure to Coronavirus.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

Jonathan Newbold

Jonathan Newbold

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