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20 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Personal Injury Brief.
11 October 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of London Market Brief.
4 October 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Professions and Financial Lines Brief.


20 September 2017
The three-year limitation period in child abuse claims is about to be lifted in Scotland. Whilst the new law represents a victory for campaigners – and reflects the policy aims of the Scottish government – compensators should be alive to the potential spike in claims.
15 September 2017
Scottish legal practice continues to change. With the dust not yet settled on the new compulsory pre-action protocol (as introduced in July 2016), the next round of proposed reforms are already in the pipeline.
8 August 2017
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has indicated four key issues/risks in light of Brexit and has put a marker down about the importance of a transition period to allow the UK to adjust.

Case reviews

18 October 2017
The case of George Manson & others v Henry Robb Ltd saw the Court of Session wrestle with the longstanding question of judge versus jury awards. It also considered the impact of a reduced life expectancy on the overall compensation figure. £75,000 was awarded to the widow, and £30,000 to each son.
29 June 2017
In the recent appeal case of Select Car Rentals (North West) Limited v Esure Services Limited, Mr Justice Turner upheld an earlier judgment to award costs to a successful defendant, despite the claimants themselves receiving the benefit of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) protection.
10 May 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in Marcela Pešková & Jiří Peška v Travel Service [04.05.17] that, in the context of EC Regulation 261/2004 (the Regulation), a collision between an aircraft and a bird is an “extraordinary circumstance”, which may exempt the carrier from its obligation to pay compensation.

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