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UK: Court admits Air Accident report as evidence in civil negligence proceedings
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2013

The High Court has ruled that a report into a fatal plane crash produced by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is admissible as evidence in


High Court considers basis of assessment of reasonable costs of reinstatement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 16 2012

In a subrogated claim, a restaurant owner's insurer pursued negligent contractors whose faulty repairs following a flood caused further material damage and loss of profits.


Joint Law Commissions publish their final consultation on business insurance
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2012

The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission (the Commissions) have recently published the final consultation paper as part of their ‘Joint Insurance Contract Law Review 2006-2013’.


Commercial Court in London comments on "spiking" mesothelioma claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2012

Recent comments by a UK Commercial Court judge indicate that policyholders are entitled to "spike" their entire liability for a mesothelioma claim into any one year of employers' liability (EL) cover.


Insurance contract law: update on disclosure and representation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 7 2011

Since the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission’s (the Commissions) joint review of insurance contract law began in January 2006, we have regularly reported on its progress.


Entire agreement clause is no defence against liability for misrepresentation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2011

The frequency with which entire agreement clauses have come before the courts for consideration demonstrates why it is so important that such clauses are carefully drafted to effectively protect the party seeking to rely on it, particularly with regard to excluding liability for misrepresentations.


Insured cannot claim when not liable itself
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2011

In Beazley Underwriting Ltd and Anor v Travelers Companies Inc 2011 EWHC 1520 (Comm) it was held that an insured could not claim under its professional indemnity insurance to recover settlement monies paid to brokers under a deed of indemnity when it was not in fact liable.


Sienkiewicz: another decision about the UK’s “special” mesothelioma jurisprudence
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2011

The Supreme Court’s decision in Sienkiewicz v Greif (2011 UKSC 10) is a detailed analysis of the “special” jurisprudence applicable to liability for causing mesothelioma.


High Court decides that wreckage dispute must stay in England
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2011

The case of Tryggingarfelagio Foroyar PF v CPT Empresas Maritimas S.A. 2011 EWHC 589 (Admlty) concerned whether the agreement between the claimant's insured and the defendant was subject to a set of standard terms which incorporated an English arbitration clause.


Directors take note - always act in company's and creditors' best interests
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 24 2011

In the recent case of Phillips Roberts (Liquidator of Onslow Ditching Ltd) v (1) Peter Frohlich (2) Godfrey Spanner 2011 EWHC 257 (Ch), the High Court was asked to decide whether the respondent directors had breached their fiduciary duties by continuing with a land development project when it was not in the best interests of the company or its creditors.