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3 July 2020 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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9 September 2019 Contingent loss in negligence claims

Contingent loss is relevant to limitation; specifically, the date at which a claimant’s cause of action accrues for the purposes of a claim in the tort of negligence (as many claims against professional advisers are framed).

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9 July 2019 No such thing as an accident?

Sometimes it can feel as though there is no such thing as an accident anymore…

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21 June 2019 Extending the scope of fixed recoverable costs: Ministry of Justice consultation

In March 2019, the Ministry of Justice launched a formal consultation (which came to an end on 6 June 2019) aimed at extending the use of fixed recoverable costs in civil claims.

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1 February 2019 Various Claimants v Giambrone and Law and Others Defendants and AIG Europe Limited 2019

On 11 January 2019 Mr Justice Foskett provided his judgment in respect of an application for non-party costs pursuant to section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 against AIG.

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5 December 2018 Is the general insurance industry (price) walking to its doom?

Last month the FCA announced that a market study on general insurance pricing practices was “needed”, and published its terms of reference (‘ToR’) for such study.

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1 November 2018 English Commercial Court considers scope of U.S. sanctions exclusion clause

In the context of sanctions and heightened tensions in the Middle East and Russia, the recent Mamancochet judgment is important and will be of interest to insurers who insure businesses that are exposed to risks in these markets.

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9 October 2018 Watershed defeat on privilege for the Serious Fraud Office in ENRC case - what does this mean for your business?

Last year’s judgment of the High Court in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation created huge anxiety within the business community and its lawyers.

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4 June 2018 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.

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23 May 2018 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.

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