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Court of Appeal assesses swap mis-selling complaint under FCA DISP

The Court of Appeal recently analysed a swap mis-selling complaint submitted by the Claimant under the FCA Dispute Resolution scheme (“DISP”), which complaint would stop time running for the purposes of a making a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”).

Court refuses to amend developers’ £1.5 million cost budget

The High Court has refused permission for two property developers to amend their initial agreed cost budget of approximately £1.5 million after an attempt to request almost double the sums allowed.

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Court of Appeal holds negligent surveyor liable for house’s full diminution of value

In Large v. Hart, the Court of Appeal held a negligent surveyor liable for a house’s full diminution of value as a result of his failure to draw the purchasers’ attention to the property’s defects prior to completion.

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Business Interruption Insurance: Proving Presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Does your insurance policy provide coverage for business interruption as a result of the pandemic? The quickest way to find out is to send our Business Interruption Insurance solicitors your policy and we will let you know whether you have a claim. If you have a claim, we will offer you a no win no fee agreement.

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Business Interruption Insurance Guide: Do I have a Claim?

The Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the FCA test case on business interruption insurance against six insurers. If you are an affected business, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible and our specialist financial services litigation team can be instructed to assist.

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FCA’s comment on business interruption insurance test case encouraging for policyholders

On 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the FCA test case on business interruption insurance against six insurers . Many businesses will now be considering the next steps whilst waiting for their insurers to assess their case. The FCA has issued a letter setting out the next steps encouraging insurers to reassess, progress and settle claims quickly in light of the ruling.

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Insurance industry’s reaction to Supreme Court BII test case positive for businesses

The Supreme Court Business Interruption Insurance (BII) test case has brought clarity to policyholders who have been affected by COVID-19 and have previously been denied BII cover by their insurers. This is causing insurers to reassess policyholders’ disputes on a case by case basis. If you are an affected business, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible and our specialist financial services litigation team can be instructed to assist.

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Claimant wins battle over Defendant’s late acceptance of Part 36 offer in phone hacking claim

In Pallett v MGN Ltd, a case concerning the newspaper phone hacking scandal, the High Court orders the Defendant, owner of the Mirror newspaper, to pay all of the Claimant’s costs of the proceedings, despite arguments that they had accepted the settlement offer outside of the 21 day relevant period under CPR Part 36.

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Damages Based Agreements: Permission to appeal to Supreme Court refused in landmark DBAs case

In Shaista Zuberi v Lexlaw Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 16, the Court of Appeal has refused the appellant permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. This is a welcome and important judgment for lawyers and clients equally as it provides some much needed judicial clarity on the effect of termination in respect of DBAs in litigation matters

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Business Interruption Insurance: Supreme Court judgment means relief for COVID-hit businesses

Business interruption insurance covers businesses for loss of income during periods when the business cannot trade as usual due to an unexpected event. If you are a policyholder and your insurer is refusing to paying out for a business interruption claim related to the coronavirus pandemic, seek legal advice immediately as you may have a litigation claim to seek financial redress.