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50 predictions: Property

50 predictions: Property

Who should bear the risk in the sharing economy? The sharing economy in the UK is predicted to be worth £140 billion by 2025 and with that comes an u ...

50 predictions: Property

50 predictions: Property

Playing tag – expect claims for damages for late payment in policy coverage disputesWe anticipate policyholders tagging claims for compensation for la ...

One more push – damages for late payment provisions come into effect today

One more push – damages for late payment provisions come into effect today

The industry could be forgiven if feeling reform-weary after contending with the changes already brought in by the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and ...

If the damage is inevitable, then it's not accidental

If the damage is inevitable, then it's not accidental

In the case of Leeds Beckett University v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd the High Court has today provided useful guidance to property and constructi ...

Revision to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes

Revision to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes

A new edition of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes comes into force today. Whilst the earlier Protocol has generally b ...

50 Predictions: Property

50 Predictions: Property

The application of proportionate remedies to liability claims under the Insurance Act is going to cause many practical issues… Insureds are likely to ...

In-depth analysis: The many-headed hydra of fraud

In-depth analysis: The many-headed hydra of fraud

Organised crime gangs, illegal and unethical practices in the claims industry, and a persistent compensation culture are all combining to create a cos ...

Insurance Act 2015 comes into force today

Insurance Act 2015 comes into force today

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into force today, 12 August 2016. Please click the below image to access the interactive timeline featuring key legislati ...

Insurance Act 2015: Supreme Court rewrites Fraudulent Devices Rule

Insurance Act 2015: Supreme Court rewrites Fraudulent Devices Rule

The Supreme Court yesterday overturned the Court of Appeal and ruled that a fraudulent device (renamed in the judgment as a "collateral lie") will not ...

Damages for late payment enacted today

Damages for late payment enacted today

Enterprise Act 2016 receives Royal Assent The Enterprise Act 2016 received Royal Assent today, 4 May 2016, finally making damages for late payment a r ...