Cost test cases
Senior costs judge Master Hurst will hear a series of test cases on 29-30 October in a bid to end the confusion over conditional fee agreements (CFAs) following the English v ...
Cost test cases
Senior costs judge Master Hurst will hear a series of test cases on 29-30 October in a bid to end the confusion over conditional fee agreements (CFAs) following the English v Clipson verdict.
The district court's decision in English v Clipson meant insurance companies were unable to agree to pay claimants' solicitors' costs following the successful conclusion of personal injury claims.
At least 250,000 claimants are believed to be waiting on a definitive judgment.
Hiscox for Saturn
Hiscox Insurance has announced that it is to provide capacity for the Saturn Underwriting Agency.
The new deal will provide additional underwriting capacity from 1 October 2002, alongside the existing capacity provided by MMA Insurance.
No end to asbestos
Insurance companies' hopes that the number of "worried well" asbestos claims would fall have been hit by an out-of-court settlement in the US.
Several multinational companies fighting one of the largest asbestos compensation trials in US history have opted to settle out of court on the eve of hearings.
The cost of settling the case is said to be as a high as $3bn (£1.9bn).
Lincinsure has opened a new office in Scunthorpe as part of ongoing expansion.
CBC UK joins AESIS
Lloyd's broker CBC UK has joined the Association of European Suppliers of Insurance Services.
Law firm Veitch Penny will hold a conference on defendant personal injury on 10 October at the Tower of London.
The local authority defence and employment law specialists organised the event in collaboration with chambers 12 Kings Bench Walk.