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27 June 2018 Valuing a claim following professional negligence

Mrs Jean Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey (a Firm) (2018 EWCA) is an interesting case involving solicitor’s negligence in the bringing of a disease claim under a vibration white finger scheme against the Department of Trade and Industry by the estate of a former miner.

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3 July 2017 Fundamental dishonesty – surveillance instrumental in securing dismissal under s.57 CJCA

In Peter Stanton v Henry Hunter Recorder Hatfield QC found that the claimant, who had knowingly provided false instructions to medical experts and had been shown in surveillance evidence to have returned to work with no limitation of movement in his left shoulder as alleged, had been fundamentally dishonest.

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2 September 2016 Are your communications with an expert disclosable?

The Court has ruled in the case of Allen Tod Architecture Ltd (C) v Capita Property and Infrastructure Ltd (D) [2016] EWHC 2171 (TCC) that as a condition of being granted permission to instruct a new expert (having lost confidence in the first expert instructed) C had to provide disclosure of the first expert’s preliminary report.

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12 May 2016 Enterprise Act 2016 - late payment of insurance claims

The Enterprise Bill was granted Royal Assent last week and comes into force on 4 May 2017.

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12 August 2015 Insurance Act a year to go

The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) comes into force a year today, bringing with it the most significant reform of commercial insurance law in over 100 years.

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6 August 2015 Robin Hood's merry men ordered to pay compensation for wrongful trading

A case was brought by the liquidators of Robin Hood Centre PLC against the former directors for wrongful trading, alleging that the directors knew that there was no reasonable prospect of the company avoiding insolvent liquidation following certain events, such as the year end accounts which showed a loss and a letter from HMRC in 3 May 2007 confirming a VAT liability.

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22 July 2015 Coventry and others v Lawrence and others - the decision is in

By a majority of five to two the Supreme Court held that the Access to Justice Act regime is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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2 June 2015 FCA thematic review published – delegated authority

The FCA has published its report following its thematic review into the use, oversight and governance of delegated authority in the insurance industry.

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22 May 2015 FCA thematic review - SME claims handling

The FCA has published a thematic review into the handling of insurance claims for Small and Medium sized Enterprises.

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