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Riotous assembly?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 19 2013

Under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 (the “1886 Act”), the police are strictly liable to compensate persons who have sustained loss and damage to

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Financial institutions e-briefing: insurance update: 911 attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center: 1 attack or 2?

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2013

The issue of whether the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001 was one attack or two was considered by an English Court for the

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 14 2011

The Supreme Court recently released its judgment in the case of AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others

Government confirms ECJ gender ruling will apply only to new contracts entered into after 21 December 2012

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2011

On 1 March 2011 the European Court of Justice issued its judgment in the Test-Achats case, ruling that gender based pricing in contracts of insurance is a contravention of EU law and that from 21 December 2012 insurers will be obliged to apply unisex premiums and benefits

Civil litigation costs: sousa vs london borough of waltham forest council

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 7 2011

Trees for which the London Borough of Waltham Forest Council (the "council") was responsible caused damage to Mr Sousa's property as a result of their roots encroaching from the pavement outside

Landmark ruling on solicitors’ ability to indemnify clients against costs liabilities

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 21 2011

In Sousa v London Borough of Waltham Forest Council the Court of Appeal considered whether a claimant was entitled to recover from a defendant the success fee payable to his solicitors under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in circumstances where the claim was brought by the claimant's insurers exercising their right of subrogation

The Supreme Court rules that the public procurement regulations do not prevent public authorities from acquiring shared services from an entity which they jointly control

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2011

In Brent LBC and others v Risk Management Partners Ltd, the Supreme Court ruled that local authorities in London did not infringe public procurement law when they purchased insurance services directly from a company which they jointly owned and controlled

HMP Ford riot - the Riot (Damages) Act and its implications for liability underwriters

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 7 2011

A disturbance at Ford Open Prison in the early hours of 1 January 2011 led to the destruction of six accommodation blocks, a mail room, a gym and snooker and pool rooms