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Case review 29-11-2021
In the wake of the COP26 conference and the potential for further climate change litigation, we look at the recent Court of Appeal decision of Jalla & Anr v Shell International Trading & Anr [29. 09.21] which considered the extent to which representative actions may be allowed in mass environmental tort claims.
London Market casualty insurers are continuing to experience increased notifications for climate change related claims. It is likely that this increase will prevail in light of the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26 which asks countries to “accelerate efforts towards phasing down unabated coal power”.
We are pleased to announce we have promoted 86 associates to senior associate and introduced a new legal director role, with 44 legal directors and 2 special counsel also promoted.
Case review 12-02-2021
The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents) [12.02.21].
London Market casualty insurers are experiencing increased notifications for climate change related tort claims pursued against “Big Oil” defendants in the USA and other jurisdictions. We outline the headline policy coverage issues arising from these claims and whether the experience of other jurisdictions will be replicated in the UK.
Environmental Impairment Liability: is the London Market prepared for climate change related claims?
Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) policies have become a well-established, if somewhat misunderstood, product in the London Market. In this article, we consider whether EIL policies are capable of responding to climate change related risks.
Case review 07-03-2019
Trustees faced with a “momentous” decision concerning the affairs of a trust are well advised to seek prior sanction from their supervising court. This will help protect the trustee (and its professional indemnity insurers) from exposure to claims for breach of trust relating to the decision.
New EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were agreed at the end of last year, and are set to replace current UK Data Protection Act 1998 laws from 25 May 2018.
Negotiations have ended in Europe around the new data protection laws to replace the Data Protection Act 1988. New European Union (EU) legislation, informally agreed on 15 December 2015, will create a uniform set of rules across the EU fit for the digital era.