On 25 November, my colleague Terry Renouf posted a short blog that included a link to the Lord Chief Justice’s 2016 annual report. A few days earlier, on 22 November Lord Thomas, the current LCJ, had appeared before the Justice Committee to discuss his annual report with members of the Select Committee.
The UK’s commercial insurance law is getting makeover in order to be fit for the twenty first century market. The existing regime – founded on a 1906 statute which itself codified case law from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – is being refined to reflect modern business relationships and to rebalance rights and remedies when things go wrong.
BLM have significant expertise on the content of the Insurance Bill and took part fully in all the Law Commission consultations leading to this stage. We have published a short guide which sets out some of the key points in a brief and accessible format. We hope you find it useful, relevant and thought-provoking.
About the Author
Alistair Kinley is BLM’s Director of Policy & Government Affairs.
Alistair is responsible for BLM’s engagement with government departments and regulators on policy and public affairs issues and consultations affecting the firm and its customers. He coordinated BLM’s market-facing activities in connection with the Insurance Act 2015 and the consultations which preceded its publication and introduction in Parliament.
He is a member of the Civil Justice Council (CJC), a regular speaker and experienced commentator on legal and procedural reforms and was a contributing editor to the Law Society’s Litigation Funding Handbook (September 2014).