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  • Non party costs orders against insurers

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    Ultima consultazione: 08 September 2008 / Inviato: 09 April 2008

    Insurers should take note that the courts are willing to make costs orders against them where they funded the unsuccessful defence - even where they were justified in doing so - and the policy limit would be exceeded by the damages and costs awards.

  • The Product Safety Regime. Are you a supplier? Are you aware?

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    Ultima consultazione: 08 September 2008 / Inviato: 09 December 2005

    Overview of general Product Safety Regulations 2005, which came into force on 01 October 2005.

  • Proportionate liability under the microscope

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    Ultima consultazione: 20 August 2008 / Inviato: 20 August 2008

    This article discusses the concept of proportionate liability in the context of auditor’s liability limitation agreements in the Companies Act 2006. In particular, it looks at the common law and Companies Act positions on liability, the FRC Guidance, the FRC specimen terms, and a court’s likely construction of those terms.

  • Auditor liability limitation agreements: new FRC guidance and EC recommendation

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    Ultima consultazione: 08 July 2008 / Inviato: 08 July 2008

    The much awaited FRC guidance on auditor liability limitation agreements has been issued, notably including some further reasons why a director might conclude it was appropriate to enter into a liability limitation agreement. The relevant Companies Act provisions also accord with the newly released EC recommendation on the same.

  • Professional Liability breakfast briefing, June 2008 - Credit crunch: the ripple effect. Spotlight on insurers and professionals

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    Ultima consultazione: 18 June 2008 / Inviato: 18 June 2008

    A summary of the key points arising out of the breakfast briefing on 03 June 2008, presented by James Pollock and Caroline Hunter-Yeats. The breakfast briefing looked at the issues that insurers and professionals (in particular accountants, actuaries, solicitors and surveyors) may face from litigation arising out of the sub prime market collapse.

  • Disclosure of insurance cover

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    Ultima consultazione: 13 June 2008 / Inviato: 13 June 2008

    This article considers an interim judgment refusing the application by the oil company, Total UK Ltd, for disclosure of the insurance cover of an opponent in the Buncefield litigation. The decision in Harcourt (2007), where a party was ordered to disclose its insurance arrangements, was distinguished.

  • Italy: new rules on authorisation of clinical trials

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    Ultima consultazione: 12 May 2008 / Inviato: 12 May 2008

    New rules on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use will come into force on 03 July 2008.

  • Private storage of umbilical cord blood in Italy moves closer

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    Ultima consultazione: 12 May 2008 / Inviato: 12 May 2008

    Italy is moving closer to allowing the storage of umbilical cord blood for autologous use with the introduction of Law 28 February 2008 no. 31.

  • Legal Services Act: alternative business structures

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    Ultima consultazione: 09 April 2008 / Inviato: 09 April 2008

    This article looks at the Legal Services Act 2007, which is paving the way for the introduction of new, multi disciplinary business structures for the delivery of legal services.

  • Health insurance fund claim against the tobacco industry rejected in France

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    Ultima consultazione: 19 February 2008 / Inviato: 19 February 2008

    The Rennes Court of Appeal has rejected claims made by the Rennes social security fund (CPAM), which claimed reimbursement for healthcare costs paid to its beneficiaries.

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