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In this briefing, we consider the latest significant court decisions impacting claims arising from professional liability and financial lines policies and products. Issues covered include: trustee and fiduciary duties, the applications of CPR Parts 36 and 25, confirmation by the Court of Appeal that no credit is to be awarded to allegedly dishonest parties and further clarification on the jurisdiction of US securities claims.
Kennedys was once again proud to be a global sponsor of this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival.
Although the core, three-day, festival has finished, some fringe events are still taking place around the world, aimed at engaging and educating the sector on the importance of diversity and inclusion in insurance by providing people with understanding, knowledge and the tools to implement positive change.
In this briefing, we consider the latest significant court decisions impacting claims arising from professional liability and financial lines policies and products. Issues covered include: heads of terms in mediation; Approved Inspectors’ duties; limitation periods; jurisdiction disputes; business transfer schemes; insolvency exclusions; Ponzi schemes; and solicitors’ duty to point out procedural irregularities.
The problems faced by some purchasers of leasehold interests continue, due to the existence of onerous ground rent clauses.
We are very pleased to once again be a global gold-level sponsor of Dive in, the international festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance.
Following recent judgments in England and Wales moving in favour of insurance brokers and their professional indemnity insurers, this article provides an overview of the standards required of insurance brokers and other professionals who advise insured clients in several key jurisdictions.
This month we proudly hosted the Link Summer Party for the fifth consecutive year at our London office.
The Protocol has been amended to include a requirement for claimants to consider adjudication at an early stage in proceedings, providing further incentive for parties to consider ADR from the outset of a dispute in the hope that more claims can be resolved at a proportionate cost.
Case review 01/02/2018
The Court of Appeal decision in Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey is of importance to personal injury lawyers and their professional indemnity insurers as it recognises that lawyers are not necessarily obliged to challenge a client’s decision.