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Motor Brief August 2017: market insights

17 August 2017

A summary of key developments including an update on the discount rate review, a new blueprint for fixed costs, the reinstatement of measures to tackle whiplash claims; progressing the liability framework for autonomous vehicle technology, a new model code for credit hire and salvage hire, a new insurance ‘pay as you go’ product, as well as updates on Brexit and data protection legislation.

Motor Brief: latest decisions August 2017

17 August 2017

A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the scope of qualified one-way costs shifting and fixed costs regimes; the ability to sue an unidentified defendant, assignment of CFAs and a comparison of the requirements to bring committal proceedings in cases involving fraud and contempt of court.

Notes from the bar: Lien over sub-freight - registrable charge

15 August 2017

There has been a long tussle between insolvency lawyers and shipping lawyers over whether a lien over sub-freight ought to be treated as a registrable charge pursuant to the Companies Act. Unfortunately, the score is insolvency lawyers 1 : shipping lawyers 0. In this update, we take a brief look at the case of Siva Ships Intl. Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] SGHC 172 (“Siva Ships”).

Data protection: Practical problems in processing medical information under the GDPR

11 August 2017

Insurers and service providers need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018, but as the wording currently stands, it is not workable in respect of processing medical information in an insurance context.

Russia adopts the Montreal Convention

11 August 2017

On 4 April 2017, Russia ratified the provisions of the Montreal Convention 1999 which will enter into force on 21 August 2017. In common with other recent adopters of the Montreal Convention, the transition has been driven by the need to introduce standardised e-freight, it will have an impact on liability claims as well.

Motor Brief August 2017: market insights

17 August 2017

A summary of key developments including an update on the discount rate review, a new blueprint for fixed costs, the reinstatement of measures to tackle whiplash claims; progressing the liability framework for autonomous vehicle technology, a new model code for credit hire and salvage hire, a new insurance ‘pay as you go’ product, as well as updates on Brexit and data protection legislation.

Motor Brief: latest decisions August 2017

17 August 2017

A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the scope of qualified one-way costs shifting and fixed costs regimes; the ability to sue an unidentified defendant, assignment of CFAs and a comparison of the requirements to bring committal proceedings in cases involving fraud and contempt of court.

Notes from the bar: Lien over sub-freight - registrable charge

15 August 2017

There has been a long tussle between insolvency lawyers and shipping lawyers over whether a lien over sub-freight ought to be treated as a registrable charge pursuant to the Companies Act. Unfortunately, the score is insolvency lawyers 1 : shipping lawyers 0. In this update, we take a brief look at the case of Siva Ships Intl. Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] SGHC 172 (“Siva Ships”).

Data protection: Practical problems in processing medical information under the GDPR

11 August 2017

Insurers and service providers need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018, but as the wording currently stands, it is not workable in respect of processing medical information in an insurance context.

Russia adopts the Montreal Convention

11 August 2017

On 4 April 2017, Russia ratified the provisions of the Montreal Convention 1999 which will enter into force on 21 August 2017. In common with other recent adopters of the Montreal Convention, the transition has been driven by the need to introduce standardised e-freight, it will have an impact on liability claims as well.