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The Charity Commission’s annual report, published on 20 July 2020, suggests that abuse unfortunately remains an issue within the charity sector. According to their report, 5730 serious incidents were reported to the Charity Commission in 2019/20 - the majority of which involved abuse and mistreatment. This is a rise of almost 50% on the serious incidents reported in 2018/19.
Keoghs has been investing in its digital transformation since 2012, not least to remove physical constraints to agility. Therefore, with perhaps just one hair-raising exception, the firm was in good shape to react to the COVID-19 lockdown and support a ‘distributed workforce’.
With insurers seeing an increase in Late Notified Claims since lockdown, Counter-Fraud Partner Ben Leech takes a look at key considerations for detecting fraudulent LNCs.
Complex Injury Partners Jamie McCabe and Andrew Underwood analyse the recent case of Chaplin v Pistol 2020 EWHC 1543 (QB), where the High Court dismissed an application by the defendant to rely on statistical evidence on the issue of life expectancy, a similar application having been rejected at earlier CMC in July 2019.
Mark Hall, Strategy Director for Motor Personal Injury, examines the longer term impact of the pandemic lockdown on claims volumes, severity and changing claimant market behaviours. With the whiplash reforms still intended for April 2021, is Covid-19 now the catalyst for a structural review of claims delivery and strategy in a post pandemic claims world?
For some time now Scottish practitioners have been warning clients about the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) in Scotland. In 2018 the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act was enacted, setting out the legal framework for QOCS. However, the necessary court rules implementing QOCS are yet to be published.