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Insurer of a party to on-going proceedings cannot be joined

United Kingdom - December 8 2014 The High Court of Justice did not accept the application to join into proceedings a defendant's insurer. Had the application been successful, the…

Sophie Newman, Stephen Netherway.

Court of Appeal finds employers can be vicariously liable for actions of independent contractors

United Kingdom - August 22 2018 In Barclays Bank v Various Claimants, the Court of Appeal reaffirmed that the “independent contractor defence” no longer exists; organisations can now…

Ben Brown, Ed Foss, Sophie Newman.

Supreme Court considers duty of care owed by solicitor

United Kingdom - March 20 2018 In Steel and Another v NRAM Limited, the Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed that a solicitor acting for one party to a transaction will only owe a…

Libby Harker, Zoe Burge.

Risk Matters: Highlighting topical issues for the Insurance Sector

Iran, United Kingdom, USA - May 27 2016 The Insurance Act 2015 will come into force on 12 August 2016 with the majority of its provisions applying to insurance contracts entered into after…

Alexander Denslow, Caroline Hobson, John Markham, Neil Beighton, Stephen Netherway.

Insurance of driverless cars: Automated and Electric Vehicles Act receives royal assent

United Kingdom - July 23 2018 On 19 July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 received royal assent. The interest in automated vehicles continues to accelerate…

Neil Beighton, Simon Kilgour.