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Supreme Court restates SAAMCO principle in landmark judgment
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 4 2017

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has brushed away much of the gloss that has accumulated around the now 20-year old SAAMCO principle, taking

Storytelling: are Insureds permitted to embellish their narratives in support of claims?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

Yes - to an extent. In the case of Versloot Dredging BV and another (Appellants) v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and others (Respondents)

AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2011

The Supreme Court recently released its judgment in the case of AXA General Insurance Limited and others v The Lord Advocate and others.

Where there’s a will there’s a relative
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • August 31 2011

Estate litigation, or disputes over wills, is one of the largest growing areas of legal practice.

A compliant nuisance?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2011

The English High Court has issued an important judgement on whether compliance with environmental permits can constitute a defence to a claim of nuisance.

Employer liable to ex-employee for negligent email
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

It is well established that employers must be careful about what they say about ex-employees when giving references.

Supreme Court abolishes expert witnesses' immunity from suit
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 21 2011

An expert acting in the course of litigation owes a duty to his client, in both contract and tort, to act with reasonable skill and care.

Supreme Court abolishes immunity for negligent expert witnesses
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 4 2011

The immunity of expert witnesses has traditionally been deemed to be in the public interest, as their evidence should be given without fear of being sued by an unsuccessful litigant.

Expert witness immunity removed
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

As anticipated in our previous Law Now click here the Supreme Court in Jones -v- Kaney has abolished the principle of expert witness immunity from suit in relation to evidence given in civil proceedings.

English indemnity lawparsing the promise: words are important, but so are actions
  • Pillsbury
  • United Kingdom
  • March 22 2011

A recent decision of the English Queen's Bench Technology and Construction Court demonstrates that to be enforceable under English law, indemnities must always be clearly and precisely worded.