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26 July 2018 Organisations owe no duty to staff when responding to claims

In Bowen v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Supreme Court have confirmed that members of the workforce aggrieved by the way in which such claims are defended or settled are not entitled to pursue a claim against their employers on this basis.

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18 July 2018 Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

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13 April 2018 IICSA releases Rochdale report

IICSA's latest report on Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale has been published today.

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7 September 2017 Discount rate to change again

The Government's response to the recent consultation on the discount rate has been published today.

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30 March 2017 Personal injury discount rate consultation launched

The government today published a further consultation in relation to the methodology for setting the discount rate.

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30 January 2017 Discount rate decision delayed

A long delayed decision on the personal injury discount rate has been delayed yet again, with confirmation of that the promised announcement on 31 January will now be put back to February.

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13 October 2016 Whiplash reforms shelved

A report in The Times today suggests long anticipated reforms relating to whiplash claims are no longer seen by government as a priority, leading insurers to conclude that they may have been shelved for the foreseeable future.

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26 November 2015 Autumn statement: Minor injury claims reform

The Chancellor has used his autumn statement to announce plans that will drastically reform low value injury claims.

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19 November 2015 Review to injury small claims limit back on track?

Caroline Dineage has confirmed that proposals to increase the small claims limit will be included in an Insurance Fraud Taskforce report expected by the end of December.

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20 October 2015 Injury fixed fees apply on the multi track too

Shahow Qader & Ors v Esure Services LTD (2015) sheds helpful light on how the court will approach fixed costs in claims which stray into the multi track.

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