Insurance Insights

Insights and opinions on the latest law, legislation and policies.

The Discount Rate: some certainty in an uncertain world?

The Lord Chancellor's review of the discount rate will be completed by 5 August 2019.

Dave Cottam
Dave Cottam Partner

New rules for the Discount Rate and Periodical Payment Orders in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament has approved The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill this month.

Doug Keir
Doug Keir Partner

Expenses in the Scottish Courts – new rules

The 2019 Rules apply to actions raised in the Sheriff Court, Sheriff Appeal Court and Court of Session

LEGAL COMMENT: Coincidence or defect? Boeing faces safety questions after Ethopian Airlines crash

Partner Andrew Krausz and Solicitor Harriet Edwards from the Weightmans aviation team look at the latest incident involving the 737 Max 8 jets..

Andrew Krausz
Andrew Krausz Partner

When deliberate isn’t deliberate

Insurer's appeal dismissed as exclusion clause does not cover deliberate act in assault case.

Doug Keir
Doug Keir Partner

TBC or not TBC: Proportionality is the question

How can the court and the parties decide how much resource to spend on a claim without an idea of its value?

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

Liability, chain of causation, Contrib Neg. Art 75 and meaningful degree of negligence

Mulroue v Femor (1), Chaucer Syndicates Ltd (2), Jones (3), Zurich Insurance Plc (4) [Nov 2018]

Patricia Williams
Patricia Williams Associate

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