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28 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of Liability Brief.
The Government has introduced the Insurance Bill (the "Bill") to Parliament. It includes some of the provisions from the Insurance Contracts Bill and other provisions which will allow the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 to come into force.
24 July 2014
Welcome to this month’s edition of Insurance Brief.

In this issue, we report on a Supreme Court decision concerning the liability of sewerage undertakers, as well two High Court decisions; the first relating to the effect of mitigation on the award of damages following a breach of contract and the second on the requirements for costs budgets and the consequences for failure to comply.
18 July 2014
In this edition, we take a look at the practical experience we, and our clients, have gained of the Health and Safety Executive's Fee For Intervention scheme since its introduction and consider the scheme’s future. We assess the likely impact of important new guidelines for the sentencing of environmental offences and we provide an update on Government plans to exempt certain self-employed workers from health and safety regulation.
18 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.
9 July 2014
Welcome to this, our second bi-annual Motor Brief for 2014.
Last month at the Practical Law Insurance Forum 2014, Huw Evans, Deputy Director General of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), set out the five key issues and challenges facing the insurance industry: (i) the scale and pace of change, including in technology and geopolitics (ii) data protection and clarity of data ownership (iii) regulation, including cross-border and international capital standards for insurers (iv) political risk (v) evolution of consumers, including purchasing habits and risk profile.

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28 July 2014
The Deregulation Bill 2014/15 aims to reduce the burden of regulation on business, the taxpayer and society generally. The Bill is aligned with the Government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’, announced in April 2011, which has targeted 3,000 regulations that need to be repealed or improved. It covers a range of areas including the use of land, housing, transport and the environment.
28 July 2014
On 1 August 2014 the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013 will come into force in the Republic of Ireland. It will introduce a system called the Recoverable Benefits and Assistance Scheme (the “Scheme”), which is similar to the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) in England and Wales.
25 July 2014
The Court of Appeal in Hong Kong has confirmed the new approach to applying the discount rate in order to ascertain the appropriate multiplier and assess damages for future losses.
24 July 2014
In the case of Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd v Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd (No.2) [2014] FCA 481, the Federal Court reminded the Australian legal and insurance community of the importance of keeping a tight control over the dissemination of confidential documents to third parties.
18 July 2014

Adopting the landmark decision of Chan Pak Ting (2013), the Hong Kong Court of Appeal has confirmed the new approach to selecting the appropriate discount rate for assessing damages for future losses.