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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.
18 July 2014
Welcome to the July edition of the Hong Kong Medical Law Brief.

Latest articles

28 August 2014
The recent decision in Coventry and Others v Lawrence and Another [23.07.14] raises an interesting question on the recoverability of after-the-event (ATE) premiums and success fees from a losing party.
27 August 2014
The withdrawal of Poly Implant Prosthèse (PIP) silicone gel breast implants from the market in March 2010 created headlines around the world.
27 August 2014
There has been no class action procedure available in France, as in the United States or, in limited circumstances, in other European countries, such as Portugal or Spain, despite much debate over the past 35 years. Proposals for introducing class actions first appeared in 1984-1985 as a draft bill presented to Parliament, but were then abandoned. In 1990, a committee reviewing consumer protection recommended a class action mechanism in France; however this did not go further.
21 August 2014
Mexico appears to be on the brink of transformational economic and political success. It began with a decade-long process of democratisation, the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with the US and Canada in 1994 and then strong macroeconomic governance. These changes have helped establish a large and growing middle class and an open and business friendly environment – at least by Latin American standards.
19 August 2014
C.S Lewis once said: "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." Undoubtedly, a long read may be some people’s cup of tea, however not for the Judge (The Hon Mr Justice Andrew Smith) in the recent case of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd ("KSF") (in administration) v UBS AG [2014] who criticized the length of one of KSF's extremely lengthy witness statements. Interestingly, he is not the first judge to criticize the length of witness statements put before the court.