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19 May 2015
High Court agrees insurer and FOS defrauded and therefore sets aside two FOS awards and declares them unenforceable. 
27 March 2015
Welcome to this month’s edition of Insurance Brief.
In this issue, we report on three recent High Court decisions. The first concerns an anti-suit injunction granted to restrain proceedings brought against a P&I Club in Turkey to give effect to a “pay to be paid” clause in the insurance policy.
26 March 2015
Overseas relocation cover gap leads to unsuccessful group life claim where policy required insured to be “ordinarily employed and resident in the United Kingdom”.
21 February 2012
The Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”) came into force on 1 February 2012. The Act amends the law of succession where a person rejects an inheritance or is disqualified from receiving an inheritance by reason of the Forfeiture Rule.
27 May 2011
Having received royal assent back in April 2010, with implementation originally expected in October 2010, then April 2011, the Bribery Act 2010 seems a long time coming. However, as the Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited guidance on the “adequate procedures” defence, the Act will come into force on 1 July 2011. What can we expect?
3 March 2011
The European Court of Justice ruled that art. 5(2) of the EU Gender Directive would be invalid from 21 December 2012. The objective of the Gender Directive (2004/113/EC) in the context of insurance was to have unisex premiums and benefits. But art. 5(2) had allowed a derogation.
15 December 2010
In a landmark ruling, the High Court has decided that a claimant cannot accept a FOS award and subsequently sue in the civil courts for additional payment.
25 November 2010
Court of Appeal holds cause of action accrued when fraudulent transfer completed on sale of property, not when transfer registered.
23 June 2010
House of Lords decision means that employees on long-term sick leave accrue statutory holiday entitlement.
23 June 2010
Under Scots law, if an insurer refuses to pay a valid insurance claim or only pays after unjustifiable delay, the aggrieved policyholder can also claim compensation from the insurer. The proviso is that the loss (such as financial hardship) must be foreseeable when the policy contract was entered into.
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