We take the time to know every client we work with. To understanding your needs, objectives and ways of working – in particular the ultimate objective of delivering the indemnity savings and insight needed to mitigate claims and litigation frequency.
We provide an approachable, tailored service that supports you in achieving your strategic objectives faster and more cost effectively.
Working both in the UK and internationally we are a top four UK insurance firm and we have one of the largest specialist insurance teams in the UK, supporting both the public and private sectors. We are consistently ranked in the first tier across the full spectrum of insurance claims, from directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers.
Our clients include some of the UK's largest and well-known insurers, adjusters and corporates, including Ageas, Aviva, Chubb, Inter Hannover, Markerstudy Group, QBE, RSA, Travelers and Zurich.
We are delighted to share some good news from our Scottish Counter Fraud Team. In an action arising from a road traffic accident where the pursuer was held to have been 95% unsuccessful despite beating a tender (Part 36 offer) and securing an award of damages, Sheriff J Gilchrist QC determined that no expenses were recoverable by the pursuer.
On the first day back after summer recess MPs started their consideration of the CLB in the House of Commons. At the end of a debate which was time-restricted due to Brexit issues, the Bill was given its Second Reading with Labour abstaining, and a Public Bill Committee will now be established to review its detail. That committee is due to complete its work by 9 October, with sittings provisionally due to take place on 11 and 13 September.
David Brown takes a look at the recent decision in Hertel v Saunders (2018) in which the Court of Appeal was asked to consider, once again, the scope of CPR Part 36, in particular the meaning of "the claim" in determining whether an offer was made in compliance with the rules.
The data from Claims Portal for July allows a further sighting of likely future claims numbers on the eve of the Civil Liability Bill proceeding to Second Reading in the House of Commons.
Rose Silvester looks at the recent High Court judgment in Sherratt v The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police which follows an appeal from the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police from a first instance finding in favour of the claimant on the issue of whether a duty of care was owed by the police to the deceased.
Mr Justice King rejected the Chief Constable's submissions that the Recorder had erred in finding assurance and reliance. He further rejected that the deceased's autonomy to choose to self-harm negated any duty to prevent such conduct.