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Combating fraud: the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 27 2015

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (the Act) received royal ascent on 12 February. After several amendments during its life as a Bill, the

Reinsurance update - February 2015

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • February 26 2015

This edition provides an update of recent developments of interest to the global reinsurance industry. On the US side, the US Case Note highlights a

Company ordered to disclose documents in the control of its controllers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 25 2015

The Commercial Court has ordered a company to disclose documents in the hands of third parties (an individual and another company in the same group

An uncharacteristic appeal: Ocean Victory decision reversed

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2015

Charterers (and their insurers) concerned by the first instance decision in The "Ocean Victory" may rest a little easier following the successful

IHC v Amtrust Europe Ltd

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2015

An insured under an After The Event insurance policy brought unsuccessful proceedings against a third party (its insurance broker) and was ordered to

High Court awards policyholder a declaration of indemnity for reinstatement costs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2015

In the recent case of Western Trading Limited v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Limited 2015 EWHC 103 (QB), His Honour Judge Mackie QC found that the

Supreme Court stuck between a ‘rock and a hard place’ on Coventry -v- Lawrence

  • Hill Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 20 2015

Last week the Supreme Court heard further submissions on whether the pre-Jackson reforms costs regime infringed provisions of the European Convention

Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2015

In 2013, the Welsh Assembly passed the Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill. This provided that those liable to the victims

Europe update: UK 2014 highlights, 2015 horizons

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2015

In this article we give a brief overview of the major cases and themes of 2014, together with a forecast for 2015. Although a direct insurance case

Freehold Estates v NatWest

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2015

When a claim is discontinued, the normal position is that the claimant will be liable for the costs incurred by the defendant up to the date of