Keoghs Insight

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through a variety of publications, events and our leading market initiatives.

Client Alerts 22/06/2021

Limitation in abuse cases considered in Scottish courts

The historical abuse case of B & C v Sailors Society has resulted in a welcome decision from Lady Carmichael. She decided that a fair trial was not possible. Calum Fife and Chris Rea summarise the reasons for the decision and any potential implications on future cases.

Client Alerts 17/06/2021

Navigating RTA law post-Brexit

The decision of Mr Justice Spencer in Greenaway & Rocks –v- Parrish, Covea Insurance & MIB [2021] EWHC 1506 (QB) is an important one in signposting the interesting issues and challenges to be faced in dealing with large loss cases in the post-Brexit era. Partner Jamie McCabe looks at the complexities involved in this case.

Client Alerts 16/06/2021

Whiplash reforms: How’s it going and what’s next?!

It’s been two weeks since the OIC portal went live and six weeks since I started in my new post as Head of Market Affairs at Keoghs and while Keoghs is fresh and new for me I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like we’ve been talking about the whiplash reforms forever – the past five and a half years in fact!  With three delays to the originally intended launch date, there is much relief that we can finally stop talking about whether the reforms will happen at all.  Conversation has now inevitably turned to what comes next.  Will the technology hold up? When will we start to see satellite litigation to plug the policy gaps? And, will wrist-lash become the new whiplash?!

Client Alerts 26/05/2021

DFX & Others v Coventry City Council: Post-Poole guidance

Abuse lawyers have been waiting for further guidance and clarification from the court since the judgment of CN & GN v Poole in June 2019. Whilst not a typical failure to remove case, Poole determined that local authorities do not have a duty of care to protect children who are not formally in care save for three exceptions.

Client Alerts 06/05/2021

Interim Payments: A lesson for the unwary

In the recent High Court case of PAL v Davison, the judgment raises a number of interesting practice points relevant to dealing with multi-million pound interim payment applications made shortly after life-changing accidents. Jamie McCabe explains more.