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Discount rate review: back to square one

30 November 2017

The Justice Committee has told the government that its evidence on claimant investment behaviour is “inadequate”. More is required to clarify its aims and motivation.

Defining Brexit: gauging momentum

09 November 2017

“Transition, trade and talent” is the now widely accepted script on behalf of the City of London and financial services. Certainty for business, and as soon as possible, remains critical in order to allow businesses to make plans against timeframes.

Position papers: tracking negotiations with the EU

01 September 2017

The UK government has published a series of papers in advance of formal negotiating rounds with the EU to inform discussion and provide clarity to its position.

Great Repeal Bill: the long and winding road to Brexit

31 March 2017

Having triggered Article 50, the government has followed its self-prescribed timetable and published the Great Repeal Bill white paper; Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (PDF).

Assignment of CFAs: compensator challenge dismissed by Supreme Court

30 March 2017

Supreme Court decides by a majority of four to one that the respondent’s pre 1 April 2013 Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) was validly assigned and the success fee is therefore recoverable.

Article 50: navigating the Brexit roadmap begins

29 March 2017

After a rollercoaster period filled with debate, deliberation and even the intervention of the Supreme Court, the government has today formally commenced the UK’s exit from the EU with the triggering of Article 50. Today’s notification has been a formality since the Article 50 Bill received Royal Assent earlier this month, and the Prime Minister’s statement to parliament along with her letter to the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, provided little new information.

Article 50: Supreme Court rules against the government

24 January 2017

What happened?

The Supreme Court has ruled by a majority of eight to three that the government cannot use Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50. Instead, it must pass a bill through the House of Commons and House of Lords. The decision was, in many ways, not a surprise, and the government had reportedly been planning for the losing outcome, for some weeks, beginning the early stages of preparing a bill for introduction in the Commons.

Brexit: the roadmap ahead

04 January 2017

We were delighted to present the views of the insurance industry at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Insurance and Financial Services last month.

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