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Case review 20/10/2021
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment on this tragic and long standing case - FS Cairo v Brownlie.
On 28 March 2019, the government launched a consultation on the extension of fixed recoverable costs in cases worth up to £100,000. The consultation sought views on a number of recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his ‘Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report Fixed Recoverable Costs’ published in July 2017, with the government aiming to take forward most of his recommendations.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
New technologies bring both opportunity and risk, the balance of which is most often finely balanced. Success or otherwise is largely dependent on the impact on the particular ‘ecosystem’ in which that technology will operate.
As part of an initiative to ensure that our roads are being used as safely as possible and to boost cycling and walking across the country a Department of Transport consultation was launched in July 2020 with a view to amending The Highway Code (which applies to England, Scotland and Wales) to improve safety for vulnerable road users.
On July 27, 2021, the Appellate Division issued an opinion clarifying an automobile insurance carrier’s rights and obligations when its named insured selects the ‘health insurance primary’ option of their automobile insurance policy.
On 29 June 2021, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP published a Written Ministerial Statement titled European Motor Insurance Directive (Removal of Vnuk from UK law). This statement followed the previous announcement on 21 February this year of the UK Government’s decision not to follow the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd .
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Florida court rules that auto insurer cannot invoke exceptions to the Eight Corners Rule to avoid duty to defend visibly drunk driver
A liability insurer’s duty to defend a third-party lawsuit in Florida is triggered when the complaint against the insured alleges facts that potentially bring the action within the policy’s coverage grant. Like courts in other jurisdictions, Florida courts generally apply the eight corners rule that restricts the court’s analysis of the issue to the terms in the four corners of the policy and the allegations inside the four corners of the complaint.
In this update we take a look at some of the key UK motor crime developments and safety initiatives over recent months.