Procedure


Restaurant fails in Covid claim over ‘all risks’ BI policy

The High Court has rejected a restaurant’s claim that its Allianz insurance policy should pay out for losses suffered after it had to shut during lockdown.

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Number of motor claims stays low over last three months

The collapse in new motor injury claims seen during lockdown continued in the following three months, despite more cars returning to the road.

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Court of Appeal to have power to depart from EU law

The Ministry of Justice is to allow the Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court to depart from EU case law from next year, despite the opposition of a majority of respondents to a consultation.

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Claims handler banned for altering email to solicitors

A former claims handler at leading midlands firm Shakespeare Martineau has been banned from working in the profession for falsifying an email sent to opposing solicitors.

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Cautious lawyers and lack of data lead to closure of CourtQuant

Predictive analytics pioneer CourtQuant is in the process of being wound up, with its chief executive blaming cautious lawyers, a lack of data and the impact of the pandemic.

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Commercial Court judge: costs are “always a worry”

A Commercial Court judge has said that the question of costs “worries me always” and should worry judges in all jurisdictions, particularly where there is a disparity of economic power between the parties.

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Guidelines aim to resolve Covid-19 disputes without rancour

High-level efforts to help parties resolve contractual disputes arising from the Covid-19 pandemic efficiently and without rancour have moved on to practical guidelines to achieve this.

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Time’s up for Roberts v Johnstone, says Court of Appeal

The formula set out in Roberts v Johnstone to calculate accommodation claims by injured people “no longer achieves fair and reasonable compensation”, the Court of Appeal ruled today.

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