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.
With the Government urging retailers and supermarkets in particular to enforce the wearing of face coverings, and reports suggesting the pandemic has seen a large rise in verbal abuse, threats and assaults on retail staff, we examine how retailers can balance government guidance with protecting workers. We also take a look at dealing with violence in the workplace to reduce the risk of assault claims.
Client Alerts 02/02/2021 Scotland
LM v DM’s Executor 2021 SAC (Civ) 3 – The Sheriff Appeal Court clarifies the correct procedure for arguing limitation in abuse claims in Scotland
We've previously commented on the courts decision in LM v The Executor of DG. The appeal court has now clarified the procedures that should be followed. This welcome development can significantly limit the defenders costs. Here, Partner Calum Fife explains the details.
Client Alerts 01/02/2021
Partner Lauren Flanagan takes a look at the case of Sarah Jane Young v John Anthony Downey  EWHC 3457 (QB), where the issue of secondary victim claims was examined by the Judge. What damages can be recovered, and how does this affect future career earnings?
Client Alerts 28/01/2021
If credit hire is not brought within stage 2 of the RTA Portal and that portal claim settles, is it an abuse of process for the claimant to subsequently issue proceedings for the credit hire claim?
One of the features of social media has been how it has allowed individuals to give so generously, via “crowdfunding”, to those considered deserving of financial support, whether they be an individual or a particular cause. How might the court treat such payment in the context of a claim for damages?
News And Events 26/01/2021
Keoghs Corporate Risks motor team and BFS Group Ltd have successfully defended a phantom passenger claim at trial, securing a finding of fundamental dishonesty. The judgment provides an important insight for corporates and self-insureds as to the cost and repercussions on genuine claimants who aid and assist the fraudulent claims of others.