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27 November 2014
Welcome to this month’s edition of Insurance Brief.
In this issue, we report on a recent Court of Appeal decision which develops the law concerning the availability of the “fraudulent device” defence for underwriters.
24 November 2014
Welcome to the final edition of Disease Brief for 2014.
The Supreme Court has extended protection for victims of asbestos-related diseases, by ruling that the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 applied to all workers in factories where asbestos was being processed. We consider the implications of the decision in further detail below.
18 November 2014
In this edition of the Health, Safety and Environment Brief we discuss the recently launched consultation on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will tie the level of fines to corporate turnover, resulting in very significant increases.
30 October 2014
Welcome to this month’s issue of Insurance Brief.
In this edition, we focus on a Court of Appeal decision concerning reinsurers’ liability to indemnify insurers following an alleged breach of warranty in a marine policy following the tragic loss of a passenger cargo vessel in the Philippines.
24 October 2014
Welcome to the October edition of Liability Brief.
On 1 October 2014, the latest stages of the Government’s work on compensation claims took effect. The fees medical professionals can charge for preparing an initial whiplash injury report are now fixed at £180.

Latest articles

27 November 2014
The English and Scottish Law Commissions’ joint review of insurance contract law primarily sought to resolve the ambiguities in respect of a business insured’s pre-contractual duty of disclosure and to address criticisms of the law of warranties regarding materiality of risk and the perceived partiality towards insurers following a breach.
25 November 2014
European Directive 2013/11/EU (“the Directive”) seeks to expand the options available to a consumer and a business when a dispute arises. The UK must transpose the requirements of the Directive in to national law by 9 July 2015.
24 November 2014
We review notable trends in hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) claims and tactics for defendants and insurers.
24 November 2014
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to asthma, fatal claims, HMRC employment schedules, limitation, mesothelioma and contributory negligence.
24 November 2014
A round up of recent news relating to the Welsh Asbestos Bill, the HSE’s ‘Beware Asbestos’ app, health and safety statistics, success fees in NIHL claims and an awaited Supreme Court judgment.