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AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Civil litigation costs: sousa vs london borough of waltham forest council
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Local government powers and procurement: RMP v Brent
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Ahead of the pace: police law update - summer 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 16 2015

In recent months many forces have been faced with the prospect of civil claims relating to historic child sexual exploitation allegations, some of


Riotous assembly?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • USA, Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong
  • July 11 2012

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


Landmark ruling on solicitors’ ability to indemnify clients against costs liabilities
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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