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AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others
  • Shepherd and 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

FOIA High Court decision on disclosure of confidential information by a regulator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

In Financial Services Authority v Information Commissioner 2009 EWHC 1548 (Admin) the High Court considered whether information requested from the FSA under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA") was protected from disclosure by virtue of the provisions on confidential information in s.348 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA"

Indemnity costs
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 26 2010

Henry Webster was attacked at school in 2007

Government confirms ECJ gender ruling will apply only to new contracts entered into after 21 December 2012
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 16 2011

On 1 March 2011 the European Court of Justice issued its judgment in the Test-Achats case, ruling that gender based pricing in contracts of insurance is a contravention of EU law and that from 21 December 2012 insurers will be obliged to apply unisex premiums and benefits

Court considers meaning of "damages"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2008

In Bedfordshire Police Authority (BPA) v. David Constable (sued on his own behalf and on behalf of all other members of Syndicate 386 at Lloyd's) (the Syndicate) 2008 EWHC 1375, BPA sought a declaration that the Syndicate be liable to indemnify it in respect of BPA's potential liability under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886

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

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

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

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

Coverage under a public liability insurance policy: taking a commercial approach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2008

The judgment of Mr Justice Walker in Bedfordshire Police Authority v Constable 2008 EWHC 1375 (Comm) provides guidance on the interpretation of and liabilities covered under public liability insurance policies