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Newly signed bill opens the door for bad faith suits against auto insurers providing UM and UIM benefits
On January 19, 2022, New Jersey’s Governor, Phil Murphy, passed S.B. 1559 into law, referred to as the New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act (“IFCA”). The IFCA creates a private cause of action for injured motorists to sue insurance companies that “unreasonably” deny or delay paying claims for uninsured (“UM”) or underinsured motorist (“UIM”) coverage.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
UK Vehicle Standards Agency publishes details of enforcement policies and practices - ensuring vehicles and their components meet safety and environmental standards
On 7 October 2021, the UK Government published new guidance on how the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ensures that vehicles, trailers, equipment and their components meet safety and environmental standards.
While the pandemic continues to present challenges for both the management and progression of motor liability claims, we delve into some of the wider trends we’ve been seeing that look set to continue this year.
We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.
The tragic case of Campbell v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd  is a cautionary tale of the perils of over-exuberance and recklessness.
Kennedys has welcomed government plans to create a Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) but warned its findings should not be used by courts to determine individual blame for accidents.
Case review 12/09/2021
In this child pedestrian road traffic accident claim, the main issues to be decided by the court included whether the defendant had the opportunity to see the claimant prior to the accident occurring and if so, whether the defendant “would have had time to react appropriately”.
A summary of key developments including a political landscape roundup, tension over the Northern Ireland protocol, the MoJ consultation on the future of dispute resolution in England and Wales, proposed changes to the Highway Code and the reversal of Vnuk.
In the latest episode of Insurance Post TV, experts across the insurance sector preview the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which took place from 31 October until the middle of November.