Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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March 2014

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Let the Licensors Distrain

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Let the Licensors Distrain

The new Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery ("CRAR") rules come into force on 6 April 2014. As we have advised in previous tips, CRAR only applies to lea ...

Department of Health Guidance following Cheshire West - March 2014

Department of Health Guidance following Cheshire West - March 2014

Introduction The Department of Health has issued guidance for health and social care organisations following the Supreme Court's judgment in the Chesh ...

Housebuilder Top Tip - Budget 2014: Boost for housebuilders

Housebuilder Top Tip - Budget 2014: Boost for housebuilders

Delivering his fifth Budget on 19 March 2014, the Chancellor George Osborne pledged to put an end to stamp duty avoidance by hitting companies purchas ...

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

Duty of Candour detail released: General transparency duty added - March 2014

We consider below yesterday’s launch of a consultation on the new statutory duty of candour, which provides the long awaited detail on candour trigger ...

Accountants: Scope of duty - Referral to specialist

Accountants: Scope of duty - Referral to specialist

This Court of Appeal's decision will be of interest to the Professional Indemnity community. The decision at first instance was controversial in a num ...

Landmark decision on the territorial extent of the Consumer Protection Act in product liability cases - March 2014

Landmark decision on the territorial extent of the Consumer Protection Act in product liability cases - March 2014

On 18 March 2014 the High Court handed down judgment in Allen & Others v Depuy International Limited [2014] EWHC 753 (QB), a case with important c ...

Court of Appeal Confirms Claimant's Financial Position Relevant to Credit Hire Period, Not Just Rates: DAC Beachcroft reaction

Court of Appeal Confirms Claimant's Financial Position Relevant to Credit Hire Period, Not Just Rates: DAC Beachcroft reaction

Insurers defending credit hire cases involving substantial delays in repairs or total loss have received a significant boost from the Court of Appeal ...

Court of Appeal confirms ‘impecuniosity’ is relevant to duration of hire as well as credit hire rate

Court of Appeal confirms ‘impecuniosity’ is relevant to duration of hire as well as credit hire rate

The Court of Appeal has today (25 March 2014) handed down judgment in a case that will considerably assist insurers defending credit hire cases where ...

Deprivation of liberty: Landmark decision - March 2014

Deprivation of liberty: Landmark decision - March 2014

The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited judgment in the conjoined appeals of P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) –v- Cheshi ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Keep on negotiating At Will

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Keep on negotiating At Will

Prudent landlords will be wary about inadvertently creating landlord and tenant relationships with occupiers who might then acquire security of tenure ...