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High Court provides guidance on jurisdiction rights under Recast

United Kingdom - February 14 2020 The High Court has ruled on the jurisdictional issues which arise in claims where a claimant has a direct right of action against the insurers of the…

When the tax man calls…

United Kingdom - February 11 2020 Under the Finance Act 2018, any material that has been dumped at an unauthorised site at any time since 1996, and in place on 1 April 2018, is…

Parametric Insurance Key in Meeting Climate Risks for Low Income Individuals and Households in US

USA - February 6 2020 I recently had the opportunity to speak on a panel at the Wharton Business School’s conference on “The Role of Insurance on Coastal Adaptation.” My…

Vicarious liability: High Court considers liability for historic sexual assault claim

United Kingdom - February 6 2020 Pending the long-awaited Supreme Court judgments on the appeals in Barclays Bank and WM Morrisons, the High Court has recently handed down a judgment…

Remote working: employers’ obligations do not stop at the office door…

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 Over half of UK workers are expected to work remotely in 2020 and, with the assistance of technological advances, both employers and employees are…

Road Traffic Act: High Court considers meaning of ‘arising out of the use of a vehicle on a road’

United Kingdom - February 5 2020 The High Court has recently considered the application of s145(3) of the Road Traffic Act (“RTA”), specifically how the words 'arising out of the use…

Brexit day and impact on motor insurance in the UK

European Union, United Kingdom - January 31 2020 31 January 2020 has arrived. The "Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and…

Costs: QOCS and fixed costs in appeals considered

United Kingdom - January 30 2020 The Court of Appeal has held that as the protection of the qualified one-way costs shifting ("QOCS") regime under CPR Part 44 was available to a…

Practical Guidance for Complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act

USA - January 28 2020 Compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act - effective January 1, 2020 - requires businesses to create new procedures and update old…

Proposed Legislation in Florida Includes Electing Insurance Commissioner and Consumer Data Privacy

USA - January 23 2020 Florida is considering legislation to establish an elected rather than appointed insurance commissioner and to enact consumer data privacy laws, a…