Fee for Intervention – The Essentials Part Three

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We explain what you can learn from the information provided to a dutyholder through FFI about HSE’s views on the case and the scope of its investigation. [Read More...]

A Guide To Inquests For A Construction Industry-Related Death

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Although there has been a substantial decrease in the number of deaths resulting from work in the construction industry over the last 20 years, the latest statistics available from the HSE show that it is still a high-risk industry, which accounts for 31 percent of all fatal workplace accidents and 10 percent of serious work-related injuries. [Read More...]

Everything You Need To Know About Compliance and Relief From Sanctions

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In the 2014 case of City Basements v Nordic Construction, Mr Justice Ramsey made some obiter points regarding relief from sanctions in regards to adjudication. In doing so, he took a hard line, stating that had an application for relief from sanctions for failing to produce a witness statement in the time dictated by the court been pursued (the application was withdrawn at the hearing), then it would have been denied. [Read More...]

Insurance Broker Negligence - Conflicts of Interest

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Welcome back to our series on insurance broker negligence. In this article, we will be discussing the issue of conflicts of interest. Points covered in this piece will include: How potential conflicts of interest between an intermediary (the broker) and their client can arise. The role of disclosure. Steps taken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA mitigate the risk. [Read More...]

Insurance Broker Negligence - Policy Wording

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Welcome back to our continuing our series discussing insurance broker negligence. Last week we talked about the standard of care owed by an insurance broker to their client and the insurer. This week’s article focuses on the wording of an insurance policy, and how the courts interpret policy wording when a dispute arises. [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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