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An Insurance Broker’s Standard of Care and the Financial Conduct Authority

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In Part One of this series on Insurance Broker Negligence, we discussed the duties owed by an insurance broker to their clients, the insurer and their parties. In Part Two, we will be examining the standard of care required by an insurance broker when exercising his or her duties. To do this, we will examine the standards set out by the judiciary in case law, and also the requirements of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who have been regulating insurance brokers since 2005. [Read More...]

Three Situations Not Covered By An ‘All Risks’ Insurance Policy

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Before embarking on a major construction venture, it is imperative that you understand the components and nuances of an All Risk Insurance Policy in order to protect your business interests. Knowing the ins and outs of your all risk insurance policy (sometimes known as Project Insurance, Construction All Risks Insurance, Contractors All Risks Insurance (CAR), and Erection All Risks Insurance (EAR.)) will ensure there are no nasty surprises in store for you if something goes wrong with a project and you are required to exercise a claim, or rely on the coverage of your policy. [Read More...]

The Judicial Review Reforms and Their Impact On Your Business

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On 13 April 2015 the reforms amended by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) came into force. These reforms make sweeping changes to the process of judicial review, with the aim of reducing the amount of unnecessary and weak claims, as well as apportion costs more fairly so they do not fall solely on the taxpayer. The reforms are not without controversy. Late last year Labour's Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan described them as 'an unconstitutional attack on the rights of the British people'. [Read More...]

At last, a niche litigation specialist, with a hands on approach to disputes and disasters

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Leading London-based Law firm Fisher Scoggins Waters has been a fierce defender of its clients’ rights and interests since its foundation in 2002, dealing with high-profile cases such as the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, the Hatfield rail disaster and the Buncefield Fire depot explosion. [Read More...]

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