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The JCPOA: The new US position is now clear…sort of

USA - May 22 2018 As noted in our previous article on 4 May, US President Donald Trump threatened last January to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…

Bridging the protection gap with novel forms of risk transfer

China - May 22 2018 Parametric insurance is insurance in which the payment is triggered by reference to a pre-determined parameter or ‘index’ that stands as a proxy for…

Justice Committee critical of plans to increase small claims track

United Kingdom - May 18 2018 The Justice Committee has published its conclusions following an examination of the impact of raising the small claims limit for personal injury…

Notice of Prove - Ultimate Fabrication Challenge

United Kingdom - May 17 2018 The recent case of Anthony McGann v Michael Bisping [2017] EWHC 2951 received more column inches than most contractual disputes. This was largely due…

Scotland: Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act passed

United Kingdom - May 15 2018 Substantial changes to civil litigation system passed by Scottish Parliament with phased implementation expected. The Scottish Parliament has recently…

CMCs frozen out by cold calling restrictions

United Kingdom - May 14 2018 Following the enactment of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act, Claims Management Companies will now be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority…

Civil Liability Bill: Whiplash injury definition and tariffs published

United Kingdom - May 9 2018 New draft regulations set out detail lacking from the Civil Liability Bill Following criticism of the lack of detail contained within the initial…

Notification - The Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge

United Kingdom - May 8 2018 Commercial Court considers issues of notification, causation, estoppel, defence costs and set-off The main issue in this case was which policy year…

Legacy Claims - Equitas Insurance v Municipal Mutual

United Kingdom - May 4 2018 Court of Appeal gives permission to appeal an award which dealt with the issue of "spiking" of mesothelioma reinsurance claims The Compensation Act…

Arbitration - SCM Financial v Raga Establishment

United Kingdom - May 3 2018 Whether arbitrators had been unfair in refusing to defer award until the outcome of court proceedings The claimants challenged an arbitration award on…