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Construction claims in Ireland: how much time do you have?

17 November 2017

The Supreme Court found that the date on which the Statute of Limitations begins to run, in property damage claims, founded on the tort of negligence, is the date upon which the damage was manifest and was capable of being discovered by a plaintiff.

FCA launches insurance brokers market survey

17 November 2017

On 8 November 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a wholesale market study to assess how competition is working in this sector. The study will explore market power, conflicts of interest and broker conduct and has the potential to introduce remedies to address any perceived problems. Those in the market have an opportunity to help steer direction of travel.

Notes from the bar: Arb Med Arb or Med Arb. What is the difference?

16 November 2017

In recent years, one manner of alternative dispute resolution has taken the form of a combination of mediation and arbitration.

In this update, we look briefly into the difference between an Arb-Med-Arb clause and a Med-Arb clause and how the difference between these two may impact on how you resolve your disputes.

Insolvency exclusions in professional indemnity insurance policies: Crowden v QBE

10 November 2017

In Crowden v QBE, Crowden sought an indemnity under a professional indemnity policy issued by QBE. QBE successfully defended the claim based on an exclusion under the policy. This case serves as a useful reminder for insurers, brokers and policyholders of the importance of understanding the scope of insurance cover and the impact of exclusions on a contract of insurance.

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.

Construction claims in Ireland: how much time do you have?

17 November 2017

The Supreme Court found that the date on which the Statute of Limitations begins to run, in property damage claims, founded on the tort of negligence, is the date upon which the damage was manifest and was capable of being discovered by a plaintiff.

FCA launches insurance brokers market survey

17 November 2017

On 8 November 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a wholesale market study to assess how competition is working in this sector. The study will explore market power, conflicts of interest and broker conduct and has the potential to introduce remedies to address any perceived problems. Those in the market have an opportunity to help steer direction of travel.

Notes from the bar: Arb Med Arb or Med Arb. What is the difference?

16 November 2017

In recent years, one manner of alternative dispute resolution has taken the form of a combination of mediation and arbitration.

In this update, we look briefly into the difference between an Arb-Med-Arb clause and a Med-Arb clause and how the difference between these two may impact on how you resolve your disputes.

Insolvency exclusions in professional indemnity insurance policies: Crowden v QBE

10 November 2017

In Crowden v QBE, Crowden sought an indemnity under a professional indemnity policy issued by QBE. QBE successfully defended the claim based on an exclusion under the policy. This case serves as a useful reminder for insurers, brokers and policyholders of the importance of understanding the scope of insurance cover and the impact of exclusions on a contract of insurance.

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.