26 August 2016
Communicating on a without prejudice basis is a widely adopted practice in negotiating settlements in legal proceedings. Such communications are protected by without prejudice privilege and cannot be admissible as evidence in court, except where the communication “would act as a cloak for perjury or other unambiguous impropriety”. This is commonly referred to as the “unambiguous impropriety” exception and is only applied in the clearest cases of abuse of a privileged occasion.
19 August 2016
A kom til skade ved et færdselsuheld den 10. juli 2010. A var på uheldstidspunktet ansat som ufaglært timelønnet tilkaldevikar, og motoransvarsforsikringen, B, vurderede på baggrund af A’s faktiske arbejdstimer året forud for uheldet, at dette indkomstår ikke var retsvisende for A’s sædvanlige tilknytning til arbejdsmarkedet grundet A’s længerevarende sygemelding i dette år. B opgjorde derfor A’s årsløn skønsmæssigt jf. EAL § 7, stk. 2, og tog udgangspunkt i det forudgående år, 2008, hvor A havde haft flest arbejdstimer.
12 August 2016
Supreme Court clarifies the meaning of charterers’ ‘agents’ in an off-hire provision following mistaken arrest of vessel at discharge port.
Court of Appeal holds that a constructive total loss (CTL) of a vessel detained by customs authorities in Venezuela after drugs were strapped to its hull by malicious persons was not covered under standard war risks policy terms because the infringement of customs regulation exclusion clause applied.
Providing evidence to the Treasury Committee on 20 July 2016, Andrew Bailey, newly appointed CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), called for the UK to secure continued single market access and further trade agreements to help meet the FCA’s competition objective by advancing cross-border trade in financial services.