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Brokers PI: Mind the trap - Australian Federal Court reminds insurance brokers to do their homework

Australia - July 7 2020 On 19 February 2020 the Federal Court of Australia ruled in PC Case Gear Pty Ltd v Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd (in liq) that Instrat Insurance…

Alaina Wadsworth.

Supreme Court clarifies the position on non-party costs orders in favour of uninsured claimants

United Kingdom - November 8 2019 In a decision arising out of claims relating to defective silicone breast implants, the Supreme Court has provided guidance on insurers’ potential…

Alaina Wadsworth, Ben Brown, Thomas Pangbourne.

Supreme Court guidance on loss of a chance claims - Perry v Raleys Solicitors

United Kingdom - February 28 2019 This is the first occasion that the Supreme Court has had the opportunity to consider a claim for a loss of a chance in a professional negligence…

Graeme MacLeod, Thomas Pangbourne, Zoe Burge.

The FCA finds limited issues in its Wholesale Insurance Brokers Market Study

United Kingdom - February 22 2019 On 20 February 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its final report closing its market study into the wholesale insurance brokers…

Alexander Denslow, Caroline Hobson, Jacqueline Vallat.

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…

Alaina Wadsworth, Ben Brown, Sophie Newman.