Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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octubre 2020

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant’s criminal activity: the final chapter

No compensation for loss arising from a claimant’s criminal activity: the final chapter

This morning (30 October 2020) the Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Ecila Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust. ...

SPACs and the UK

SPACs and the UK

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies – or SPACs – are newly incorporated companies with no commercial operations, formed specifically and strictly to ...

The Highway Code: Making It Fit For The Future

The Highway Code: Making It Fit For The Future

In July 2020 The Department of Transport launched a consultation in relation to its proposed changes to the Highway Code. In this article we outline w ...

Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS): Advanced but not yet automated

Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS): Advanced but not yet automated

We have now submitted our response to the Department of Transport Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles’ Call for Evidence on the Safe use of A ...

Housebuilder Top Tip: Expert determination and the Court – who should be determining what?

Housebuilder Top Tip: Expert determination and the Court – who should be determining what?

Expert determination is a dispute resolution process which can offer a relatively speedy and effective means to settle a dispute: it is generally an a ...

Breathalyser test before boarding?

Breathalyser test before boarding?

In seeking to resuscitate the global commercial air travel industry, there are calls for compulsory pre-flight testing, to screen passengers for Covid ...

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.