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Scottish historic child abuse Claims

The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) received Royal Assent on 28 July 2017 thereby removing the limitation period of three…


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Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…


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Weightmans expert reacts to Ogden rate change announcement

The Ogden rate is going to be set between zero percent and one percent following a consultation launched in March.


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The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 is not retrospective

The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 came into force on 1 August 2016 and was enacted to rectify perceived defects in the Third…

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner

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Tired of being kept in the dark?

It can often feel like the claimant holds all the cards prior to litigation. What options are open to defendants to level the playing field?

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

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The implications of the Vnuk case

In the recent case of Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigalev the Court of Justice of the European Union, in a matter referred to it by the Slovenian…

David Holt
David Holt Partner

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Exclusion of service by fax

The claimant’s claim arose out of a road traffic accident on 2 May 2011. Liability was not in dispute. Proceedings were issued on 5 August 2013.

Chris Ball
Chris Ball Partner

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Limitation - defending NIHL claims

As insurers continue to face ostensibly stale occupational disease claims, a recent judgment will an important tool in a defendant's locker for some…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner

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