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The Insurance Act 2015: What You Should Know
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act), which comes into force in England and Wales on 12 August 2016, is the most significant reform of English insurance

Recent developments in the law relating to trustee exoneration clauses
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2011

Exoneration clauses are used in trustee documentation in order to restrict a trustee’s liability for loss or damage to the trust fund.

Recent decisions on solicitors’ scope of duty
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

The first three months of 2011 saw two judgments where the courts held in favour of solicitors in important cases.

With publication of final guidance, UK Bribery Act to go into effect on July 1, 2011
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2011

Despite repeated delays and some question as to whether the UK would bow to pressure from the business community to water down the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act"), on March 30, 2011, the UK Ministry of Justice released its final guidance (the "Final Guidance") on the Act, which leaves the import of the Act as a significant and expansive piece of anti-corruption legislation largely intact.

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.

Shifting the responsibility: local authorities now face greater liability for unlawful detention in mental health cases.
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 23 2011

In the recent TTM decision, the Court of Appeal shifted some of the responsibility for the unlawful detention of mental health patients away from NHS trusts and onto local authorities.

TTM (by his litigation friend TM) v London Borough of Hackney and East London NHS Foundation Trust 14.01.11(CA)
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2011

A Local Authority was found liable to pay damages in compensation for unlawful detention under s.3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act) as the patient’s brother had objected to the admission.

Changes in UK corruption enforcement - the Bribery Act of 2010
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2011

The landscape of anti-corruption efforts in the UK has changed dramatically in light of the passage of the Bribery Act 2010 and a recent step-up in enforcement of anti-corruption laws in the UK.

Professional indemnity insurers beware
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2010

Generally speaking, professionals are held accountable for their actions.

Reporting under POCA - the need for a human process and clear audit trail
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2010

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Shah & another v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd (HSBC) will give lenders some cause for concern.