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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

Surveillance and human rights

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 4 2009

Most readers will know of at least one instance where surveillance has been of crucial importance when defending either a fraudulent or grossly exaggerated insurance claim

General counsel update

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

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

Preventing double recovery: payments by a local authority towards the care costs of a personal injury claimant are relevant when assessing loss

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 11 2007

The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Andre Crofton v NHS Litigation Authority will be warmly welcomed by defendant insurers as it should significantly reduce their damages bill

FOIA High Court decision on disclosure of confidential information by a regulator

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2009

In Financial Services Authority v Information Commissioner 2009 EWHC 1548 (Admin) the High Court considered whether information requested from the FSA under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") was protected from disclosure by virtue of the provisions on confidential information in s.348 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA"

Local government powers and procurement: RMP v Brent

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 2 2008

On 16 May 2008, the High Court in London delivered the second part of a double legal blow to the London Borough of Brent (Brent) in relation to its attempts to establish an 'in house' mutual insurance company and to purchase insurance from it

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

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

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • 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

Court considers meaning of "damages"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 2 2008

In Bedfordshire Police Authority (BPA) v. David Constable (sued on his own behalf and on behalf of all other members of Syndicate 386 at Lloyd's) (the Syndicate) 2008 EWHC 1375, BPA sought a declaration that the Syndicate be liable to indemnify it in respect of BPA's potential liability under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886

Court of Appeal ends local authorities' insurance venture

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 2 2009

In 'Brent London Borough Council (Appellant) v Risk Management Partners Ltd. (Respondent) & (1) London Authorities Mutual Ltd. (2) Harrow London Borough Council (Interested Parties) (2009)' EWCA Civ 490 the Court of Appeal held that the actions of Brent London Borough Council (Brent), specifically in relation to its decision to abandon a tender process for insurance cover in favour of a mutual insurer in which it was a participating member, were beyond the authority granted to it by Parliament