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Case review 2023-06-07
To condone, or not to condone – fraud is the question …
Against a backdrop of increasing client account fraud, we consider the Commercial Court’s recent judgment on the meaning of “condoning” in the context of the fraud and dishonesty exclusion in a Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.
Official Injury Claim and fraud – two years since launch
We are now two years since the launch of the Official Injury Claim (OIC). In this blog, we offer some further thoughts on the whiplash reforms, fraud risk in the OIC and the available data.
Claims Apprentice 2023: Episode 5 – Claims Inflation Podcast (Part 2)
The fifth episode of the fourth series of Claims Apprentice, in association with Insurance Post, has launched and is now available to view.
Case review 2023-05-26
High Court makes first decision on the ‘judicial exemption’ to subject access rights in UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
The High Court decision of X v The Transcription Agency (1) Master James (2) [09.05.2023] is the first detailed consideration of the scope of the judicial exemption to the right to access to personal data under the UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Data Protection Act 2018 (the DPA 2018). As such, it is of interest to all data protection practitioners.
Paris has voted to ban rental e-scooters: will the UK follow?
Parisians have voted overwhelmingly to ban rental e-scooters from the capital. The action has brought into sharp focus the approach the UK Government has taken and may now take.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - the Government’s response
On 22 May 2023 the Government published its response to the Final Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in which it states it accepts the need to act on 19 of the 20 recommendations.
Claims Apprentice 2023: Episode 4 – Claims Inflation Podcast (Part 1)
The fourth episode of the fourth series of Claims Apprentice, in association with Insurance Post, has launched and is now available to view.
Case review 2023-05-25
Do software developers owe fiduciary duties to bitcoin owners? Court of Appeal considers there is a serious issue to be tried
In a judgment handed down in February 2023, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal made by Tulip Trading Limited, against a first instance decision of the High Court, where the Defendants successfully brought an application challenging the court’s jurisdiction. In doing so, the Court of Appeal held that there is a serious issue to be tried as to whether developers owe fiduciary duties to bitcoin owners.
The building safety saga continues – new regulations to encourage responsible behaviour in the construction sector
Last month, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) laid the Building Safety (Responsible Actors Scheme and Prohibitions) Regulations 2023 (the regulations) before Parliament.
Kennedys appoints new business development and marketing chief from Hogan Lovells to drive further growth
We have appointed a new chief business development and marketing officer. Karen Snell, formerly of Hogan Lovells where she worked for almost 20 years, will set the agenda for all activity, overseeing a network of more than 65 colleagues worldwide.