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18 September 2014
Welcome to the September edition of Liability Brief.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that fees for 'whiplash' medical reports will be cut, to help insurers lower premiums.
29 August 2014
Welcome to the third edition, this year, of Professional Indemnity Brief.
The nights are starting to draw in and the glorious summer weather that we had in July already feels a like a distant memory… time for the professional indemnity teams from London and Manchester to reflect on some of the highlights from this last quarter; which starts with a warm welcome to professional indemnity partner, Noel Devins, who has recently joined our Dublin office.
5 August 2014
Welcome to the summer edition of Medical Law Brief.

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has published its Annual Review 2013/14. It confirms the NHS LA has successfully saved over £1.4 billion for the NHS by robustly defending clinical negligence claims and more than £74 million by appropriately challenging claimants’ legal costs.
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.

Latest articles

17 September 2014
As part of the ongoing reforms of the processes under which whiplash claims are managed, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its latest consultation which focuses on independence and accreditation of medical experts instructed to prepare reports in road traffic accident (RTA) soft tissue injury claims. A requirement for data-sharing is also included.
17 September 2014
In an effort by the Government to encourage shared parenting from the outset of a child’s life, from 1 October 2014 an expectant father or partner (including same sex) will be entitled to unpaid time off work to accompany the expectant mother to antenatal appointments.
15 September 2014
Lord Chancellor to appoint experts to provide advice to assist in review; decision on any change to the discount rate may be made by April 2015.
15 September 2014
The Civil Justice Council has issued new guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims.
15 September 2014
Following two recent court decisions, we review the current position and consider the implications for defendants faced by applications for substantial interim payments.