Riots, fatalities and fraud: four days in the Supreme Court this term

Three noteworthy cases, which have previously been featured on this blog, are to be heard by the Supreme Court in the next few weeks. Each case is significant for either motor/casualty or property insurers. The Mitsui, Knauer and Versloot cases deal respectively with the matters set out in the title of this post. Continue reading

Two current Bills affecting property and casualty insurance

The Riot Compensation Bill and the Negligence and Damages Bill were listed for second reading debates in the Commons on Friday 4 December. The former touches on property insurance matters, largely, and the latter on motor and casualty covers because it targets expansion of certain elements of personal injury law.

One Bill was taken forward but the other not. This post sets out the issues raised and considers some possible impacts.

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Periodical payments legislation

Queen Elizabeth II was not the only prominent woman announcing significant legislation on Wednesday 27th May. That same day, Irish Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD published a Draft Bill that seeks to introduce a regime of periodical payments for catastrophic injury claims in Ireland.

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