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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 updates

Vicarious liability is still on the move: liability for contractors

In recent years, the law of vicarious liability has evolved rapidly to encompass a range of scenarios outside of a conventional employer–employee relationship.

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Legal updates

Psychiatric harm arising from disciplinary proceedings

The law on psychiatric damage arising from disciplinary proceedings has recently been considered in the case of James Marsh v MoJ (2017).

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Legal updates

The General Data Protection Regulation and insurance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented in the UK, and the rest of the European Union, on 25 May 2018.

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Legal updates

Insurers beware - the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

In a recent application heard by the Technology & Construction Court (“TCC”) on 14 July 2017, it was held that a claimant was entitled to join an insurer into proceedings against an insured, as a co-defendant, before the insured’s liability to the claimant had been established or coverage under the policy established.

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