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When finality isn’t so final
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 27 2014

Imagine settling a claim and closing your file, only to find that many years later the settlement was invalid and must be reopened, as the claimant

FCA indicates positive findings from retail claims handling review
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced on April 9 that it has uncovered no evidence of systematic failings in retail claims handling

UK: financial Ombudsman awards are (mostly) ‘final’ again
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2014

In Clark & Anr v In Focus Asset Management & Tax Solutions Ltd, the Court of Appeal overturned a controversial High Court decision on complaints to

  • A&L Goodbody
  • USA, European Union, Germany, Global, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 31 2012

On 1 August 2012, the Central Bank of Ireland published a presentation on the ORSA (own risk and solvency assessment) Reporting Framework for Medium-Low and Low Impact Undertakings, given in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin during July

High Court considers basis of assessment of reasonable costs of reinstatement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 16 2012

In a subrogated claim, a restaurant owner's insurer pursued negligent contractors whose faulty repairs following a flood caused further material damage and loss of profits

English High Court rules on application of exclusion for deliberate damage in a house insurance policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 16 2012

In Jonathan Smyth v St Andrew's Insurance plc 2012 EWHC 2511 (QB) Mr John Randall QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that defendant insurers (St Andrew's) had failed to establish that the claimant's (Smyth) partner had deliberately started a fire which had caused extensive damage to Smyth's property, and thus St Andrews could not avail itself of a clause in the relevant insurance policy which excluded damage caused by Smyth's "family"

Tort of malicious prosecution can arise from civil proceedings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

This one is actually binding on a very small number of people, being an appeal from the Cayman Islands -- but given that it's a Privy Council

FOS publishes first decisions naming insurers
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2013

The FOS has today published 110 of its insurance (non PPI) decisions on its website. The ability of FOS to publish its Ombudsmen's final decisions

FCA remains committed to the reduction of financial crime
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2013

In the first anti-money laundering annual report published by the FCA yesterday, the FCA has concluded that the level of anti-money laundering

Update on the Law Commissions' review of insurance contract law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2012

We have been following the progress of the English and Scottish Law Commissions' review of insurance contract law since 2006