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Case review 2023-03-29
Costs litigation in the modern age of cryptocurrency - can an unknown defendant make costs submissions in detailed assessment proceedings?
In this digital age, where the internet allows for anonymity and cryptocurrency is obtaining ever increasing legitimacy, it is interesting to consider how these societal shifts will impact civil litigation and specifically, the costs implications for parties arising out of litigation.
The Windsor Framework: implications for healthcare and life sciences industries
After years of Brexit uncertainty for businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, the Windsor Framework was published on 27 February 2023 following extensive EU/UK negotiations. The Framework should pave the way for the smooth supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, much to the relief of industry stakeholders and patients alike.
Case review 2023-03-28
Council successfully recovers a contribution from foster parents in failure to remove claim
A local authority, Essex County Council, has successfully secured a contribution from foster carers in relation to the neglect and malnutrition that the claimant, SS, suffered whilst in their care.
New legal framework for foreign reinsurers and intermediaries in Ecuador
On Friday February 24, 2023, the Superintendence of Companies, Securities, and Insurance (SCVS) issued new provisions on the requirements that foreign reinsurers and reinsurance intermediaries must meet in order to obtain or maintain their license to do business in Ecuador from abroad.
Hong Kong Regulatory Insurance Update February 2023
In this February 2023 edition of Regulatory Insurance Update, the Hong Kong Corporate & Commercial Team provide the latest updates relating to the law and regulations, developments, and news in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.
Legal Focus: One year on, the UK's effort to tackle dirty money has a mixed scorecard
The UK’s Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 received Royal Assent a year ago with the background of the Russia-Ukraine conflict catapulting it into the UK at unprecedented speed. The Act has been of great interest to the insurance sector. The aim of the ECA was to thwart the flow of so-called “dirty money” into the UK by taking aim at overseas individuals seeking to launder money in the UK and/or greatly restricting their ability to transact with the UK’s financial system.
Castano v. Augustine: Strict construction of the law at odds with New Jersey public policy?
Over time, New Jersey’s No Fault Act has evolved to incorporate additional restrictions on an injured party’s right to sue for injuries resulting from an auto accident. These restrictions, viewed as a trade-off for the Act’s promise of prompt payment of medical expenses regardless of fault, serve to impose the “draconian consequence” of completely foreclosing a prospective plaintiff’s cause of action should they run awry of requirements of the Act.
Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief - March 2023 edition
In a robust decision handed down recently, HH Judge Andrew Li of the District Court (Judge) said “this is by far the worst case I have come across in my 10 years sitting on the bench” and that “such appalling conduct on the part of an officer of the court must be stopped in our profession, in particular in [Personal Injury] litigation.”
Marine and logistics report 2023: trends and future risks
In this report, we examine the priority topics that insurers in the marine and logistics sectors need to consider to ensure business resilience.
Case review 2023-03-22
The Court of Appeal’s decision on ‘mixed injuries’ cases
The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan [20.01.23], has provided some certainty on how to approach the valuation of low value motor claims involving whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.