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Unfair contract terms: FSA finalised guidance

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 6 2012

The Financial Services Authority has been active in January 2012, publishing two sets of finalised guidance in relation to the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (the “Regulations”

The perils of consumer credit reform

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 7 2012

The Government’s plans for the reform of the Consumer Credit Act (“CCA”) are probably now far enough advanced that it is worth raising awareness of the problems lying ahead for finance companies providing credit to consumers “consumers” in the wide sense used in the CCA, which includes sole traders and partnerships with three partners or fewer

What constitutes a performance bond?

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

Mertiz (the "Guarantor"), an insurance company, had issued advance payment guarantees to Jan de Nul (the "Buyer") guaranteeing the repayment of payments made by the Buyer under 3 shipbuilding contracts with a Korean shipbuilding company (the "Builder"

Fraudulent whiplash claims: a pain in the neck

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2011

There has been much discussion in the media recently about personal injury claims arising out of car accidents, especially fraudulent whiplash claims and the phenomena of “Crash for Cash” scams

Is a P & I Association able to change its mind over what is covered by a policy?

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2012

The recent case of Micoperi SRL v. Shipowners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) addressed a situation where a P & I Association first accepted that a claimant was covered but consequently tried to claim otherwise

Mesothelioma, insurers and another trip to the Supreme Court?

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2013

Only a few months after the Supreme Court again wrestled with the causation problems posed by mesothelioma in the "EL Trigger" litigation and

Court ruling paves way for insurance claims

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 28 2012

The decision handed down by the Supreme Court today marks the end of a long-running case concerning the wording of insurance policies in relation to mesothelioma and is a victory for employers, employees and common sense

The cost of providing a “free” car must be made clear

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 9 2009

There is another case in the continuing saga of what can be claimed if a car is provided whilst the Claimant’s car is being repaired due to an accident involving the Defendant

European Commission consults on EU limitation periods

  • Morton Fraser
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  • European Union
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  • October 4 2012

The European Commission is presently consulting on potential steps that could be taken to reduce the risk of claimants losing out on the ability to claim damages in respect of cross-border accidents, on account of divergent rules on limitation periods across the EU

Asbestos victims supported by Supreme Court

  • Morton Fraser
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 11 2011

The Supreme Court (previously the House of Lords) has issued its decision in the judicial review brought by AXA and various other insurance companies