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.
Including multiple claims on one claim form can lead to a significant cost saving for a claimant and is often seen in the context of equal pay. In the case of Farmah and ors v Birmingham City Council the EAT determined whether equal pay claims involving claimants doing different work could be included in the same form.
Insurers are unable to recover the costs that they had paid on cases that were submitted to the Portal, but did not go any further than Stage 1. Delivering the judgment of the Court of Appeal in J C & A Solicitors v Iqbal & EUI Ltd (2017), Lord Justice Briggs held that the Pre-Action Protocol made it clear that costs would be paid at the end of each stage, irrespective of what happened next so that solicitors could be paid for the work that they had done. The rules made no express provision for repayment of the costs and none should be conferred by the Court.
Mimms v Mulsanne Insurance Company Limited Dartford County Court Before EJ Russell 21/3/17
In the recent case of Baker Tilly UK Audit LLP and Ors v Financial Reporting Council and Ors  EWCA Civ 406, the Court of Appeal considered the factors that the Financial Reporting Council ("FRC") should address in determining whether a complaint should be referred to its Disciplinary Tribunal, and the precise interpretation of paragraph 12(1)(f) of the FRC's Guidance.
DWF has successfully appealed the decision of HHJ Belcher from Leeds County Court which had found the University of Birmingham in breach of duty for negligently exposing the deceased to asbestos. Ian Macalister, Insurance partner, acted for the Appellant University on instructions from RSA's Legacy team and their Liability Technical Claims Manager Steve Bellingham.
While the release of the annual CRU statistics has been delayed potentially due to the impending General Election, we are able to use the release by Claims Portal of their monthly data to review current claims trends in the RTA and casualty arenas.
Legal business DWF has advised bus company Go North East on a fraudulent whiplash claim that was thrown out of court in its entirety late last year after accelerometer and telematics technology proved the bus was travelling at less than 7 miles per hour at the time of the collision.