Acting for insurers in cases where there is a possibility of a third-party recovery being made from any made or intimated claim, our specialists are known for getting the best results from the most challenging recoveries cases.
Based across the DWF office network, we bring together a multi-disciplinary team, made up of insurance, recovery and cost lawyers. We take a collaborative approach, building a tailored team and working alongside insurer clients we use predictive analytics to establish prospects and to inform case plans.
In 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Cameron v Hussain. Today the Supreme Court handed down the hotly anticipated judgment in the appeal of that decision. The Supreme Court upheld the insurer's appeal, reversing the Court of Appeal decision.
AssetCo have been awarded damages in excess of £20 million for the negligence of Grant Thornton in carrying out their audits in 2009 and 2010. This important judgement provides welcome clarity around the law on audit negligence.
There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of housing claims where it is alleged the property is in disrepair, resulting in extensive financial exposure to private landlords, local authorities and insurers. DWF's intelligence suggests that these types of claims are presented by a handful of solicitors and claims management companies. Denise Brosnan, Hannah Turner and Samuel Dawber take a look at the potential reasons for the rise and how local authorities can deal with this increase and help combat claims farming practices.
Following the important decision of Coulson J at first instance in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd in February of this year (which we considered in an earlier article), the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal decision following S&T (UK) Ltd's appeal has now been handed down.
Claims Portal have released their data for the month of October which shows that despite the Civil Liability Bill obtaining its Third Reading and moving towards Royal Assent via Ping Pong on 20 November, new claims volumes remain resilient.
Our Specialist Insurance Recoveries work has a strong track-record for success. In a 12 month period we have closed 607 files, recovering in excess of £2.2m for our insurer clients. This equates to more than £11 recovered, per £1 spent.