Keoghs Insight

We keep you up-to-date on emerging market issues and their impact on the insurance sector,
through a variety of publications, events and our leading market initiatives.

Client Alerts 20/04/2021

Guidance on vicarious liability and non-delegable duties

The High Court has now handed down the judgment in SKX v Manchester City Council [2021] EWHC 782 (QB) which provides further helpful guidance on vicarious liability and non-delegable duties where local authorities place children in their care in private children’s homes.

Client Alerts 19/04/2021

Mapping the future: The ONS reviews its publication timetable

The ONS have just published its response to a consultation on the future timescale and methodology for national population projections (NPPs) and subnational population projections (SNPPs). The last projections were based on 2018 data and were published in October 2019. It will be recalled that these were of importance in the world of complex injury in that they served to depress life-time losses due to a flattening of the previously-projected increase in life expectancy. These new projections served to reduce life-time multipliers and whilst limited, provided some counterbalance to the reduction in the discount rate.

Client Alerts 22/03/2021

Supreme Court hands down decision about sleep-in carer wages

The insurance industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief after the long-awaited judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society –v- Tomlinson-Blake [2021] UKSC 8 was handed down. This employment law case about the calculation of pay for sleep-in carers had serious collateral ramifications about awards for future care in life-changing personal injury cases.