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Supreme Court holds that a settlement may be set aside for fraud even if fraud was suspected
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

The Supreme Court has held unanimously that, where a party seeks to set aside a settlement agreement on the grounds that it was induced to enter into


Better Rights Against Insurers Of 'Insolvent' Entities - Finally Here
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

A key question in any litigation is whether the defendant can satisfy a judgment. Where the defendant is both insolvent and insured a further issue


Coming soon - Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010
  • Berg
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

The 1st August 2016 sees the coming into force of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010. The 2010 Act will replace the Third Parties


Fraud: setting aside a compromise influenced by fraudulent misstatements
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

On 27 July 2016, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc. This clarifies the extent to which a party to a


Insurance policyholder disputes
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

In August 2016 significant changes to English insurance law will take effect. On 1 August 2016 the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010


BREXIT - Issue III - A legal perspective
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

On 23 June 2016, by a relatively close margin (52 to 48), voters in the United Kingdom indicated in a referendum that the UK should leave the


Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 - are you ready? Part 3
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

In this article, the third in our series of briefings on the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (2010 Act) which comes into force on 1


Supreme Court rules that a "collateral lie" is immaterial to the insurance claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

In Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and Others 2016 UKSC 45, the Supreme Court held that policyholders who


Insurance: genuine claim will not be forfeit where supported by 'collateral lie'
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

The Supreme Court has decided by a 4:1 majority that the use of fraudulent devices - or collateral lies as the court preferred to call them - in


Insurance & reinsurance - 25 July 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

In the latest judgment in the case of Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, the Supreme Court has ruled that the use of a