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Fans to return... Are you ready?

Fans to return... Are you ready?

The return of fans to elite sports events and the reopening of grassroots sport from 2 December is a welcome relief by many sporting organizations, cl ...

Mind the (social unrest) gap! In an era of mass protest, how can (re)insurers balance the risk with the needs of insureds?

Mind the (social unrest) gap! In an era of mass protest, how can (re)insurers balance the risk with the needs of insureds?

Since 2017 over 100 countries worldwide have seen significant civil unrest or mass protest. 2019 saw the Chilean riots, the “Gilets Jaunes” and Hong K ...

Further political upheaval in Latin America - Peru’s revolving presidential door

Further political upheaval in Latin America - Peru’s revolving presidential door

Last year saw repeated violence on the streets of Chile, Latin America’s most advanced economy. Though the protests were initially sparked by a govern ...

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

More ‘suicide’ and ‘unlawful killing’ inquest conclusions ahead?

How sure does a coroner/inquest jury have to be about the circumstances of a death in order to reach a conclusion of ‘suicide’ or ‘unlawful killing’?

The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

The illegality defence in professional negligence claims – where are we now, post Stoffel? Stoffel & Co (Appellant) v Grondona (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 42

In what circumstances should claimants partaking in illegal or immoral activity be permitted to seek damages from those exposed for other possible civ ...

Aggregation under solicitors’ policies – the boomerang returns

Aggregation under solicitors’ policies – the boomerang returns

The volume of claims against the legal profession, and frequency of large scale alleged loss scenarios, has unfortunately meant that the issue of aggr ...

Air accident investigation: extended reach and the Swiss cheese model

Air accident investigation: extended reach and the Swiss cheese model

A heads up for aviation insurers. An amendment to Annex 13 to the Chicago Convention[1] applicable from 5 November 2020 extends the mandatory reach of ...

Failing To Read The Writing On The Wall: An Unwise Approach

Failing To Read The Writing On The Wall: An Unwise Approach

DAC Beachcroft, in partnership with Admiral, have successfully defended a personal injury claim with a finding of FD. The claimant, a window cleaner, ...

COVID-19: Litigation in the Time of a Pandemic LATEST UPDATES

COVID-19: Litigation in the Time of a Pandemic LATEST UPDATES

The procedures of the Courts across the different jurisdictions of the United Kingdom are changing from day to day.  We have updated our alert to refl ...

ASHE 6115 reflects a continuing upward trend in care costs throughout the UK

ASHE 6115 reflects a continuing upward trend in care costs throughout the UK

Yesterday morning the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released the latest tranche of data tracking hourly rates paid to care workers, home carers ...