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  • Time ladies and gentlemen! The question of limitation

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    Successfully deploying a limitation defence can give defendants a knock-out blow, but questions of limitation are not always straightforward in tort claims.

  • A tort refresher

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    In this series of articles we give an overview of the principles governing key aspects of tort law, and take a look at some of this year’s decisions which cover both established principles and new developments.

  • Expert evidence in fire damage cases

    Article

    Submitted: 11 December 2017

    There are lessons to be learnt about the gathering of evidence and the use of experts in the judgment in Stoke-on-Trent College v Pelican Rouge Coffee Solutions Group Limited.

  • Valuers' negligence and refinancing transactions

    Article

    Submitted: 06 December 2017

    The Supreme Court has applied basic principles of the law of damages to a valuers' negligence claim in the context of a refinancing transaction.

  • Trouble in the supply chain: sub-contractor insolvency

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 10 November 2017

    ​This blog post considers some practical implications from an insurance angle. In September 2017, the UK construction industry contracted for the first time in over a year. With Brexit delaying some investment plans, there is also a degree of uncertainty in the industry, and, of course, the risk that some construction companies may be forced into insolvency.

  • Are architects obliged to advise on budget? The recent professional indemnity judgment and the implications for duty of care

    Article

    Submitted: 02 November 2017

    We review a recent professional indemnity judgment in Riva Properties Ltd and others v Foster + Partners Ltd [2017] EWHC 2574 (TCC) in which the scope of an architect’s duty to take budget into account in producing its design was considered, together with the causative impact of the global financial crisis.

  • Corrosion exclusions in construction all risk (CAR) policies

    Article

    Submitted: 21 September 2017

    ​In this article we look at the meaning of “corrosion”, as it appears in a standard “wear and tear” exclusion in CAR policies. What lies behind the efforts of underwriters to create a separate exception for “corrosion”?

  • Individual accountability: Extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to insurers

    Article

    Submitted: 09 August 2017

    Two consultation papers were published in July 2017 on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to insurance companies. This potentially impacts anyone working in a business unit at an insurer, who may in turn have concerns about their insurance cover.

  • Extension of the Senior Managers Certification Regime - implications for insurers and for the D&O market

    Conference Call

    Submitted: 08 August 2017

    ​We hosted a call with experts from our leading insurance, regulatory and employment teams where we discussed the implications of the recently published consultation papers and the impact for D&O insurance. Listen to an audio of the call outlining the key points for for you to consider and the next steps for your firm.

  • Pollyanna Deane's insurance column: June 2017

    Article

    Submitted: 19 July 2017

    Pollyanna shares her views on topical insurance issues.

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