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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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This Practice Note provides guidance on notification provisions in liability insurance policies. It explains the purpose of notification clauses and...
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Produced in partnership with Julia Dias QC of 7 King's Bench Walk 9th Apr
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BackgroundUS commercial property casualty insurance has its roots in English marine insurance. In the 17th century, London's importance as a trade...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note outlines the characteristic features of liability insurance and different types of liability insurance available. It also examines...
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Produced in partnership with Julia Dias QC of 7 King's Bench Walk 9th Apr
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Overview of employers’ liability insuranceIt is long established that an employee who has suffered an injury, or contracted a disease in the workplace...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanna Prescott of Kennedys 9th Apr
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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 9th 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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All the standard forms of building contract make specific provision for the liabilities which are at the contractor or employer's risk and which party...
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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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Public liability insurance contractsTermsA public liability policy normally contains restrictions of liability by reference to the type of business...
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25th Mar
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Nature of public liability insurancePublic Liability insurance covers the assured’s liability to the public at large. Typically, it covers sums which...
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15th Feb
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Nature of Products Liability InsuranceProducts Liability insurance is a type of public liability insurance which typically covers sums which the...
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15th Feb
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At common law, it is not possible for a third party to claim against another party’s insurer, as an insurance contract is between the insurer and the...
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15th Feb
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Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance is a form of compulsory liability insurance required by the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Laithwaite of Lamb Chambers 15th Feb

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