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commercial insurance annual review 2016-2017

25 January 2017

With the political change and upheaval we saw in 2016 set to continue in 2017 and beyond, keeping up to date with developments has never been more important. Please click on the interactive link below to read our round up of some of the most important legal developments for the insurance sector in 2016 and our assessment of some of the changes and challenges on the horizon in 2017.

We hope you find our review informative and helpful. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the topics in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the authors of the articles.

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Legal representation clause survives terminated settlement agreement

The Commercial Court has held that a clause in a settlement agreement which required service of proceedings on specified solicitors survived termination of the settlement agreement because it was an ancillary or collateral part of the agreement.


Legal updates

How clear are your policy wordings?

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Browne Jacobson, have undertaken a detailed academic study into the readability of insurance policies, with some fascinating results.


Potential pre-action protocols for abuse claims the impact on your organisation and stakeholders

Sarah Erwin-Jones and James Arrowsmith of our abuse team will provide you with a background on pre-action protocols, how your organisation can be preparing for them, and how you can be ready, in the unfortunate event that a claim is made against your organisation, to handle it as quickly and compassionately as possible.


Legal updates

Court of Appeal rules on relevant ‘knowledge’ required under s.14A of the Limitation Act

A recent Court of Appeal judgment on 16 May 2018 considered the test for relevant ‘knowledge’ within section 14A of the Limitation Act. The Appellant was appealing against a decision granting the Respondents summary judgment on the basis that the claims against them in negligence and for breach of contract were time barred.


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.

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