On 19 July 2010, the FSA sent a letter to UK insurance firms reminding them of the requirement that terms in legal expenses insurance must not detract from, or qualify in any way, an insured's freedom to choose a lawyer.
On 29 April 2010, European Advocate General Kokott gave her opinion in the case of Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd & Akcros Chemicals Ltd v European Commission.
The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs v Insurancewide.
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.
The criminal proceedings in Turin against the former heads of asbestos giant Eternit have taken a new turn.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently released its judgment in the case of Swiss Re Germany Holding GmbH v Finanzamt München für Körperschaften, confirming that a transfer of a portfolio of life reinsurance contracts, outside of a business transfer, will be subject to value-added tax (VAT) at the standard rate.
In Gard Marine & Energy Ltd (A company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda) v (1) Lloyd Tunnicliffe (2) Glacier Reinsurance AG (A company incorporated under the laws of Switzerland) (3) Agnew Higgins Pickering & Co Ltd 2009 EWHC 2388 (Comm), the English Commercial Court was asked to consider whether the dispute between Gard and Glacier Re should be heard by the English courts.
In Catalyst Investment Group Ltd & Ors v Max Lewinsohn & Ors 2009 EWHC 1964 (Ch) the High Court held that where the English courts have jurisdiction to hear a claim under Article 2 of EC Regulation 442001 (the Jurisdiction Regulation) it was not open to that court to stay the action before it on the grounds that there were existing proceedings on foot in a non-EU jurisdiction which had a closer connection to the case than England.