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When the government announced that they were considering the extension of fixed recoverable costs as a means to stop inflated litigation costs and improve access to justice, we thought this was a positive step and remain of that opinion.
Last year, the ground-breaking nuisance case, Network Rail v Williams & Waistell, established there did not need to be physical damage to bring a claim for encroachment of Japanese knotweed, leading to an increase in the number of Japanese knotweed claims against landowners and their insurers.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
Israeli law is now more aligned to allow subrogated recovered by foreign insurers to be pursued in the insured’s name, but it will be some time before policy wordings catch up.
We have bolstered our Southeast Asia operation with the hire of partner Akramjeet Khaira and his team in Singapore and the promotion of Ian Johnston to partner in Bangkok.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
Case review 11/12/2018
A recent decision by the High Court takes a common sense approach to liability, despite breaches of duty by the defendant.
We are pleased to announce that we have increased our presence in the EMEA region through an association with Israeli firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co, with whom we have been working for over ten years.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
The escalation of terror attacks and the methods employed have changed dramatically over recent years and the UK government and insurers are hastily adapting policies and legislation to reflect the evolving nature of this risk.