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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


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


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


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
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have


The Supreme Court rules that the public procurement regulations do not prevent public authorities from acquiring shared services from an entity which they jointly control
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2011

In Brent LBC and others v Risk Management Partners Ltd, the Supreme Court ruled that local authorities in London did not infringe public procurement law when they purchased insurance services directly from a company which they jointly owned and controlled


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


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


Lloyd's not a "public officer" for the purposes of misfeasance in public office
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2007

In another chapter of the long-running Lloyd's Names litigation, the Court of Appeal confirmed that Lloyd's does not have the requisite characteristics to be a "public officer" for the purposes of the tort of misfeasance in public office


HMP Ford riot - the Riot (Damages) Act and its implications for liability underwriters
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 7 2011

A disturbance at Ford Open Prison in the early hours of 1 January 2011 led to the destruction of six accommodation blocks, a mail room, a gym and snooker and pool rooms