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Insurance eNews

January 2015

Welcome to Forbes' Insurance eNewsletter

Our aim is to keep you updated on the latest news and legal developments. We will also keep you updated on our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical guides on a range of insurance issues.

The Forbes' Insurance Team

Tis the season for snow and ice claims

Tis the season for snow and ice claims, winter has arrived, and with the cold weather we can expect an avalanche of the usual slipping and falling claims.

Local authorities, occupiers and employers need to take steps to prevent accidents and where accidents have occurred, be in a position to defend read the full article please click here.

Large Loss Department continues to expand at Forbes Solicitors

The Large Loss Department at Forbes has been further bolstered by the appointment of Partner John Myles.

John joins the complex claims unit in the Insurance Department and will specifically focus on defending historic child abuse cases against local authorities. He has over 30 years experience in litigation and was previously a Partner in the Personal Injury Department at Forbes Solicitors.

The Large Loss team attracts work from major insurers, loss adjusters, Lloyds syndicates, public bodies and national read the full article please click here.

Slip on Black Ice Claim – Defence of ‘reasonable practicability’ Made Out

Burrows v Northumbrian Water Ltd [2014] EWHC 3305 (QB) [1]

In February 2010 Mr Burrows accidentally fell on a patch of black ice and fractured his ankle. The accident happened in the course of his employment for Northumbrian Water whilst he was walking along a concrete access road. At the time of the accident, the Claimant's job required him to make emergency visits in order to respond to alarms at unmanned reservoirs. The Claimant had been provided with a four-wheel drive vehicle read the full article please click here.

Part 36 - The Only Way Is....

Sugar Hut Group Limited & ORS v AJ Insurance (2014)[2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm)QBD (Comm) (Eder J) 19/11/2014

In this case the High Court considered the appropriate order for costs following judgment on quantum in a claim following a fire at the Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood, Essex in 2009. The club having subsequently appeared in the TV show "The Only Way is Essex".

The claimant had succeeded on some read full article please click here.

Forbes at Trial

Claim found to be out of step!

The Claimant was a student at the College and alleged that whilst participating in a fitness class she stepped on to a mat whilst using a Stepper machine which slipped, causing her to fall and injure her ankle. The claim was brought on the basis that Wigan & Leigh College failed to ensure that the equipment was safe.

The Judge found that the read the full article please click here.

Well Prepared Case is the Secret to Small Claims Success

In this small claims matter, the Claimant alleged that the Defendant visited a property owned and let by the Claimant and tampered with the boiler causing it to fail. The Claimant therefore claimed for the cost of a replacement boiler.

The Claimant's case was unprepared and disorganised. The disclosure read the full article please click here.

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