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Fraudulent whiplash claims: a pain in the neck
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Car hire costs a victory for insurers
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2011

Calculation of replacement car hire costs following a road traffic accident can be deceptively complex


Travel & insurance
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2013

As you book your holiday, one of the things that the travel agentwebsite inevitably asks is whether you have holiday insurance and a lot of us will


Bite at the cherry
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2013

The decision in Smith v Sabre Insurance dated 9 April 2013 has settled an issue which has plagued insurers for years, namely whether or not it is


Mesothelioma, insurers and another trip to the Supreme Court?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


The perils of consumer credit reform
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Unfair contract terms: FSA finalised guidance
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • 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”


Wreck Removal Convention Act 2011
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2011

The Wreck Removal Convention Act 2011 received Royal Assent on 12 July 2011 and includes provisions on the reporting, locating, marking and removal of wrecks and provisions regulating liability for costs involved in dealing with wrecks


What constitutes a performance bond?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • 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"


European Commission consults on EU limitation periods
  • Morton Fraser
  • European Union
  • 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