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50 predictions: Motor

50 predictions: Motor

The artificial intelligence genie is out of the bottle The use of robots to replace human data entry for tasks that do not rely on complex decision-m ...

Government commissions far-reaching review of UK driving laws

Government commissions far-reaching review of UK driving laws

With the economic uncertainty of Brexit looming ever closer, it is perhaps not surprising that the government has reiterated its commitment to ensurin ...

50 predictions: Motor

50 predictions: Motor

Limited hands-off driving to be piloted on motorways by 2019The next stage of vehicle automation, with the introduction of limited hands-off motorway ...

Is the law on third party motor insurance fit for purpose?

Is the law on third party motor insurance fit for purpose?

Ever since the CJEU found in the 2014 Slovenian case of Vnuk v Triglav that the EU consolidated Sixth Motor Insurance Directive (MID) requires all mot ...

50 Predictions: Casualty

50 Predictions: Casualty

The Taskforce’s recommendations – a step in the right direction Following the implementation of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 ...

Vicarious liability: The nature of the relationship

Vicarious liability: The nature of the relationship

In this case, the Supreme Court held that the Ministry of Justice could be liable for the negligence of a prisoner working in a prison kitchen, althou ...

Vicarious liability: The 'Sufficient Connection' test

Vicarious liability: The 'Sufficient Connection' test

In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether an employer was vicariously liable for an employee's unprovoked and violent assault on a customer. ...

50 Predictions: Casualty

50 Predictions: Casualty

Making predictions about the future of the insurance market is not for the faint-hearted. Our experts have boldly looked ahead at the challenges you m ...

Trespasser fails in claim after catastrophic fall

Trespasser fails in claim after catastrophic fall

Buckett v Staffordshire In April 2015, His Honour Judge Main QC sitting in the High Court dismissed a claim brought by Thomas Buckett who pursued Staf ...

NHS Charges: Increase from 1 April 2015

NHS Charges: Increase from 1 April 2015

The amount compensators are required to pay to the Compensation Recovery Unit in relation to treatment provided to injured Claimants have increased fo ...