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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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Costs budgeting – the way forward?

Despite being the focus of the Mitchell case, costs budgeting on multi track cases has been one of the less heralded of the Jackson reforms.

Iain Stark
Iain Stark Partner

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Costs at disposal – how to avoid the success fee trap

It has come to our attention that some claimant solicitors are refusing to negotiate with insurers prior to disposal hearings.

Iain Stark
Iain Stark Partner

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Weightmans and Zurich team up to fight fraud

National law firm Weightmans has been working with Zurich to crack down on fraudulent claims faced both by insurers and public authorities.

Kieran Jones
Kieran Jones Partner

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