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Duty of 'fair presentation'Under the Insurance Act 2015, s 3 (IA 2015), the insured has a duty to make a 'fair presentation' of the risk to the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at the limitation period for professional negligence (prof neg) claims and explains how to determine the date of accrual in...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the Principles for Businesses (PRIN) set down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Principles form part of the...
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU on exit day, ie 31 January 2020, has implications for practitioners considering road traffic accidents. For...
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9th Nov
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What is insurance law?Insurance law can be split into three parts:•insurance contract law which governs the contractual relationship between insureds...
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9th Nov
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Vitiation of an insurance policyAn insurance policy may be vitiated (or invalidated) if the insured:•misrepresents or fails to disclose any material...
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9th Nov
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Decennial insurance is insurance that is taken out by contractors to cover costs associated with the potential collapse of a building after completion...
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Produced in partnership with David Savage of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 12th Jan
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What is subrogation?Subrogation is an equitable mechanism aimed at preventing unjust enrichment by permitting one party to ‘step into the shoes’ of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers fundamental dishonesty both in the context of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) and the...
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9th Nov
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The Practice Note entitled EU/UK financial and trade sanctions for insurers outlines the sanctions applicable to insurers, the nature of those...
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Produced in partnership with Daniel Martin of HFW 12th Jan
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This Practice Note describes the main principles of marine insurance as governed by the Marine Insurance Act 1906. It looks at the principles of...
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9th Nov
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The parties to a reinsurance contract and reinsurance terminologyThe principal parties to any reinsurance contract are the reinsurer, who assumes the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of...
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Produced in partnership with RPC 12th Jan
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On 29 August 2015, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the PRA Rulebook (Rulebook). The transition from the Handbook to the Rulebook...
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9th Nov
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The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to...
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9th Nov
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Overlapping insurance policesThere are various reasons why an insured may end up with overlapping insurance cover, whether deliberately or...
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Produced in partnership with Susie Wakefield and Matthew Brown of Shoosmiths LLP 12th Jan

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Motor claims in the Portal—a practical guide (Stage 2 onwards)The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 13th May
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The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents—30 April 2013 onwardsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE ONLY CONTAINS...
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13th May
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Autonomous and connected vehicles—data protection and privacy issuesThis Practice Note considers the following data protection, privacy and security...
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Produced in partnership with Shoosmiths 11th May
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Autonomous vehicles—timelineThis timeline sets out key dates and information relating to the development in the UK and Europe of autonomous and...
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11th May
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What is product liability insurance?Product liability insurance provides an indemnity to a business in respect of legal liability to the end-users of...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Tacey of Cooley (UK) LLP and Richard Hopley of Cooley (UK) LLP 10th May
Precedents
Notice of assignment[To be printed on the headed notepaper of the assignor]To: [insert name and address of the relevant insurer]Date: [•]Dear [insert...
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10th May
Precedents
This Deed is made on [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of Assignor], a company incorporated in England and Wales with...
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10th May
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IntroductionThe main forms of standard security taken in a ship finance transaction comprise a vessel mortgage (supplemented by a separate deed of...
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7th May
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Law firms make attractive targets for cyber criminals and are experiencing an increase in cyber attacks. Legal businesses hold sensitive, personal and...
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Produced in partnership with Lockton Companies insurance brokers 5th May
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Public liability insurance contractsInsuring clausePublic liability insurance indemnifies a policyholder’s liability in respect of personal injury,...
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5th May
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This Practice Note considers the impact of Part 1 of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 (AEVA 2018) on the UK’s motor insurance framework,...
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Produced in partnership with Hogan Lovells 5th May
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This Practice Note considers the following issues in relation to the development and use of autonomous and connected vehicles (also referred to as...
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Produced in partnership with Lucy McCormick of Henderson Chambers 29th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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28th Apr
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Enforceability of contractsSome credit hire agreements have been vulnerable to attack as unenforceable where the credit hire company has failed to...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 27th Apr
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Defendant insurers commonly raise issues going to the quantum of the claim for hire charges. The common areas of dispute are:•need/type•period,...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 27th Apr
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STOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 27th Apr
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Heads of loss associated with a road traffic accident claimWhen considering potential losses in a claim arising from a road traffic accident, the...
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27th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Spencer and Russell Cowie of Simmons & Simmons 27th Apr
Q&As
Nature of Products Liability InsuranceProducts Liability insurance is a type of public liability insurance which typically covers sums which the...
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27th Apr
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Rights under insurance policies are a type of contractual right.Lenders can take security over insurance policies by an assignment by way of security....
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27th Apr

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