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Insurance fraud: when settlements can be overturned
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2016

The Supreme Court has set aside a settlement entered into by defendant liability insurers, despite the fact that the insurers had suspected that the

Fraudulent Devices - Versloot Dredging BV & Anor v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Ors
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2016

The Supreme Court has now handed down its decision in the final chapter of the long-running Versloot Dredging BV litigation. This decision is

Claims in deceit - some points to note
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2016

There are three types of misrepresentation: fraudulent, negligent and innocent. Fraudulent misrepresentation is the most serious and requires the

Liability of expert witnesses post Jones v Kaney
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

Prior to March 2011 expert professionals enjoyed a partial immunity from negligence actions in circumstances where they were acting as expert witnesses.

References dealing with un-investigated allegations
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

A helpful Court of Appeal decision has clarified the position for employers when giving references where allegations about an ex-employee’s capability or conduct come to light after they have left.

Job references
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2011

From a legal perspective, it has been recognised for some time that an employer’s duty of care extends to cover the provision of references.

References legal issues
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The issue of references is one which I am asked to advise on from time to time as, understandably, employers are concerned regarding possible comeback if, in particular, a negative reference is provided.

Contribution claims
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2011

Mouchel was sued by construction company Kier Group (Kier) in respect of alleged design deficiencies in an offshore cooling water system for South Humber power station.

Jones vs Kaney: expert witnesses lose immunity from suit
  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2011

Sue Kaney (the respondent) was a clinical psychologist who was instructed to act as the expert on behalf of Mr Jones (the appellant) in relation to his personal injury action following a road traffic accident.

Construction experts now liable for inexpert opinion
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2011

Construction disputes come in all shapes and sizes