Regulation and Insurance
The Court of Appeal has once again determined the issues of "unfair relationship" and agency in the borrowers' favour. In this briefing, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports on the decision in Scotland and Reast v British Credit Trust and sets out five specific issues.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 24 June 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
Since the Soviet Union's dissolution in 1991, Russia has adopted new legislation at a rapid pace. It remains a country in transition, with a continually developing legal system. This guide presents an overview of the the legal system and regulation of business activities in the country.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 18 June 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
The regulation of Hong Kong's insurance intermediaries has long lagged behind the city-state's reputation for modernity, but this is set to change with a new licensing regime described as "the most important regulatory reform in the insurance sector in the past 30 years", as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
In the aftermath of an accident, insurers often seek to impose their own panel solicitors, but the important point to remember is that a policyholder has an unfettered legal right to choose its own legal advisers, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 12 June 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate manslaughter
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up recent developments of interest for those in the investment management sector, including the FCA's thematic review of the clarity of fund charges, and the Association of British Insurers' revised guide to good practice for unit-linked funds.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 May 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Despite nearing its two-year anniversary, the aftermath of the London riots has once more made the headlines with a landmark Court of Appeal decision awarding compensation for consequential losses related to a Sony distribution warehouse which was looted and set on fire during the riots.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 23 May 2014 | Practice Area: Local Authorities
Mr Justice Coulson has handed down his lengthy judgment on the costs matters arising from the claim made by Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd, a ruling which is of particular interest for his consideration of costs issues which arise when parties seek to pass on liabilities along a contractual chain.
Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 13 May 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
Is instructing a single law firm for corporate and claims work the way forward for insurers? This Legal Week report, in association with RPC, found evidence of a closer relationship between insurers and their law firms, with more than 50% now using the same firm for corporate and claims work.
Law Firm: RPC | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
The issue of what duties a lead underwriter owes to the following market when settling a claim was considered by the Commercial Court in the context of a 'follow clause' in San Evans Maritime v Aigaion Insurance Co, which involved a vessel which was grounded in Brazil and towed to the Ivory Coast.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2014 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting
The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting, causing reverberations across an industry facing significant commercial pressures. This DLA Piper report analyses some of the key commercial and regulatory developments of 2013, and looks at the prospects for the year ahead.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
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