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21 February 2012
The Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”) came into force on 1 February 2012. The Act amends the law of succession where a person rejects an inheritance or is disqualified from receiving an inheritance by reason of the Forfeiture Rule.
27 May 2011
Having received royal assent back in April 2010, with implementation originally expected in October 2010, then April 2011, the Bribery Act 2010 seems a long time coming. However, as the Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited guidance on the “adequate procedures” defence, the Act will come into force on 1 July 2011. What can we expect?
3 March 2011
The European Court of Justice ruled that art. 5(2) of the EU Gender Directive would be invalid from 21 December 2012. The objective of the Gender Directive (2004/113/EC) in the context of insurance was to have unisex premiums and benefits. But art. 5(2) had allowed a derogation.
15 December 2010
In a landmark ruling, the High Court has decided that a claimant cannot accept a FOS award and subsequently sue in the civil courts for additional payment.
25 November 2010
Court of Appeal holds cause of action accrued when fraudulent transfer completed on sale of property, not when transfer registered.
23 June 2010
Under Scots law, if an insurer refuses to pay a valid insurance claim or only pays after unjustifiable delay, the aggrieved policyholder can also claim compensation from the insurer. The proviso is that the loss (such as financial hardship) must be foreseeable when the policy contract was entered into.
23 June 2010
House of Lords decision means that employees on long-term sick leave accrue statutory holiday entitlement.
26 February 2010
On 15 December 2009, the English and Scottish Law Commissions published their draft Bill on what consumers must tell an insurer before taking out insurance and the consequences of misrepresentation.
5 February 2009
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its judgment on 20 January 2009 on the interpretation of annual leave for workers (Article 7 of European Directive 2003/88).