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H&S, regulatory & employment issues for UK construction businesses - a round-up
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 6 2017

Welcome to our Spring 2017 round-up of issues relevant to UK construction businesses. Each of the summaries below links to a recent article from

Introduction to civil proceedings in England
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2011

English civil law comprises essentially legislation by Parliament and decisions by the courts.

Legal expenses insurance
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2011

The claimant was entitled to an indemnity under her legal expenses insurance policy with the defendant insurer DAS in respect of costs incurred in instructing a barrister to act for her on a public access basis.

Government consults on legal aid reform
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2010

On 15 November 2010, the Government published a consultation Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales - Ministry of Justice outlining its proposals to scale back the availability of Legal Services Commission funding (legal aid) in civil cases, with the intention of "trimming" approximately £350 million from the legal aid budget by 201415.

Wilkinson v Churchill Insurance Company Ltd; Evans v Equity Claims Ltd 19.5.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2010

Where a person insured to drive a car is a passenger in the car which he has permitted to be driven by a non-insured driver, and is injured through the negligence of the driver, by virtue of s.151(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA) the insurer is bound to compensate the passenger.

Churchill Insurance Company Ltd v Wilkinson; Evans v Equity Claims
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2010

In Churchill v Wilkinson, W’s parents bought him a car.

Court of Appeal seeks guidance from Europe on an insurer's right of recovery under the Road Traffic Act 1988
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2010

The Court of Appeal has asked for guidance from the Court of Justice of the European Union on the compatibility with Community law of a provision in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (the RTA) governing an insurer's right of recovery.

DSG International Insurance Services Limited v Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2008

The Third Non-Life Insurance Directive (9249EEC) prevents double taxation of insurance contracts within the European Union by directing that insurance contracts shall be subject exclusively to indirect taxes and parafiscal charges on insurance premiums in the “member state where the risk is situated”.

Insurance update
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 14 2007

Following a sample audit of 3,000 files, Winterthur is likely to press ahead with more than 65,000 cases against law firms involved with The Accident Group (TAG).

Dóra Petrányi
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP