Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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2020

DOJ to scrap plans for -1.75%  personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland

DOJ to scrap plans for -1.75% personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland

The DOJ confirms it intends to scrap the planned move towards a -1.75% personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland and press ahead with a Bill f ...

Claims Portal Company Data shows continuing fall in new claims

Claims Portal Company Data shows continuing fall in new claims

The latest figures released by the Claims Portal Company demonstrate a continuing fall in new claim notifications. This article assesses how this is a ...

Job Support Scheme - Chancellor announces increases in the financial support for employers

Job Support Scheme - Chancellor announces increases in the financial support for employers

In our alert on 25 September we set out an outline of the Government’s new Job Support Scheme (JSS Open) to support “viable” jobs in business who are ...

Trial Success for NHS

Trial Success for NHS

DAC Beachcroft successfully defended a spurious employer’s liability claim at Trial following a series of inconsistent accounts from the Claimant.

Freeports: Opportunities for Logistics

Freeports: Opportunities for Logistics

Sally Morris-Smith, a partner in the Real Estate team at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, considers how better infrastructure, better access and ...

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

Key COVID-19 legal developments in the health sector: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

 Whilst amendments to the Mental Health Act have been passed in the Coronavirus Act (though not yet implemented), no amendments were contained in the ...

Is COVID-19 likely to result in an increase in occupational stress claims?

Is COVID-19 likely to result in an increase in occupational stress claims?

Occupational Stress claims remain relatively low volume. However, societal attitudes to mental ill-health and wellbeing have evolved rapidly in recent ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Landlord’s covenants – ongoing liability after selling the reversion

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Landlord’s covenants – ongoing liability after selling the reversion

When selling investment property it is easy to overlook that the seller’s liability to its tenant can continue after the sale has completed. After the ...

Estates Strategy: Thinking Beyond COVID-19

Estates Strategy: Thinking Beyond COVID-19

This article was first published in University Business. Considerations about the future shape of the campus, for any education establishment, are on  ...

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

When Winning Just Isn’t Enough

In Dalton Sharpe v Allianz Insurance Plc, the claimant found himself unable to walk away from a claim when Allianz instructed DAC Beachcroft to pursue ...