For some years, judges have treated witness evidence as less reliable than contemporaneous documents. But is this an issue solely with witness evidence or do those assessing it play a part?
It is not surprising that insurers did not anticipate Covid or the extent that it may be caught by their policies. Fortunately, we had just the mechanism to assist with this: the financial markets test case scheme.
The rapid rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and the intense focus of legislators, regulators and investors on sustainability, has led many businesses to look closely at their ESG credentials.
We have seen many instances where insurers have sought to involve external lawyers earlier within the claims process than normal. Lawyers are being treated almost as part of the insurers’ claims team.
Major trauma victims need access to holistic rehabilitation. As the NHS will be under extreme pressure for some time, lawyers must use all the tools available to them to help their clients.