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On 30 July 2021, the Department for Transport announced that a new version of the Highway Code will be published next year to protect the safety of vulnerable road users, in particular cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. Associate Michael Trueman looks at the incoming changes and what impact this will have for insurers.
Client Alerts 23/07/2021
Tackling the problem of search engine ad spoofing is difficult, complicated and long-winded. Head of Market Affairs, Natalie Larnder, questions whether or not the Online Safety Bill could provide a solution.
The contentious issue of accidents on Smart Motorways continues to rumble on. In January, Natalie Dawes updated clients with the latest information after comments from Coroner, David Urpeth, brought the argument of the safety of Smart Motorways back to the media. Since then, a number of further reports and comments have been published over the last few months, which Craig Withington summarises before looking at the implications for claims arising from such accidents.
Client Alerts 30/06/2021
After years of debates and numerous delays, the OIC portal finally arrived on 31 May 2021. It's fair to say the weeks since then have been underwhelming and the stampede of unrepresented claimants has failed to materialise. In this document, Mark Hall looks at the initial behaviours in the early days of OIC portal claims servicing.
Client Alerts 17/06/2021
The decision of Mr Justice Spencer in Greenaway & Rocks –v- Parrish, Covea Insurance & MIB  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.
At a recent meeting of the All-Party Group on Spinal Cord Injury, concerns were raised over the loss of specialist beds in the NHS for spinally injured claimants through Covid-19 and the risk that they will not be returned to spinal care. Lead of the Spinal Special Interest Group, Emma Spencer, looks at the consequences for insurers dealing with this sort of claim.