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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DefinitionsFraudDefined in Derry v Peek as where it is shown that:'a false representation has been made (1) knowingly, or (2) without belief in its...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Wilson 12th Jan
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With the significant rise in the use of Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) insurance in private M&A transactions, lawyers are increasingly involved in the...
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Produced in partnership with Adrian Furlonge of Hemsley Wynne Furlonge LLP 12th Jan
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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado 12th Jan
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Arbitrations arising from insurance and reinsurance disputes share many common features with other types of commercial arbitration. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Ralph Morley of 7KBW 12th Jan

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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 9th Apr
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OverviewIn normal circumstances the only recourse available to a building owner, on discovering a defect, is to seek recovery from the contractor or...
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Produced in partnership with David Savage, Construction partner at Charles Russell Speechlys 8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the nature of joint names insurance, the distinction between joint and composite insurance and its impact on construction...
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Produced in partnership with Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP 8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at professional indemnity (PI) insurance in the context of construction projects—the requirement to hold insurance, the level...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the insurance provisions in the main forms of JCT contract. It focuses on the Contractor’s liabilities and obligations to...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the allocation of risks and the insurance requirements in the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). It...
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8th Apr
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What is Contractors’ All Risks insurance?Construction insurance comes in two main categories, namely ‘property’ and ‘liability’ insurance. Property...
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Produced in partnership with Gordon Dadds Consulting LLP, revised in partnership with Hardwicke 8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the insurance provisions in the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. For guidance on the 2017...
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8th 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 8th Apr
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Consumer insurance and commercial insurance for businessesThis Practice Note provides an overview of some of the most common types of insurance that...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Rosenfield of Fenchurch Law and John Curran of Fenchurch Law 25th Mar
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What is non-negligent damage?If damage is caused to neighbouring property by the contractor’s negligence or breach of contract, the contractor will be...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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What is terrorism?The Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993 (R(AT)A 1993) defined terrorism as:'acts of persons acting on behalf of, or in...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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Work in or adjacent to other buildingsA contract for insurance may cover damage to property caused by an insured risk, for example buildings insurance...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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What is a project policy?'Project policy' generally means a policy the employer takes out to cover Contractors All Risks and public liability. The...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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This Practice Note looks at how sub-contractors’ liability is typically covered by insurance and considers:•difficulties that can arise in respect of...
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Produced in partnership with Fladgate 26th Feb
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SubrogationIt may first be useful to recap how subrogation works. In the event of a successful claim being made under an insurance policy, insurers...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Prigg of CMS 15th Feb
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In financing and construction documentation for development projects it is usual to see requirements for parties to arrange insurance so that a...
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15th Feb
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The most obvious and straightforward method for a party to protect itself is to limit its financial liability under a contract by agreeing a financial...
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