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Forbes Solicitors

Insurance eNews
July 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

Claimant Denied Staged Insurance Premium

Forbes has successfully challenged an extortionate staged ATE premium at a Detailed Assessment this month.  The staged premium was knocked down from £14,747.25 to just £840.

At the Detailed Assessment the DD Judge confirmed that whilst a staged ATE premium was acceptable in principle, a case turned on whether it was reasonable and proportionate to take out a staged read the full article, please click here

Forbes Successful On Appeal – Fixed Costs Apply to Post-Portal PADs

On the 9 June 2015 Forbes sought the first Appeal decision on the issue of whether fixed costs apply to pre-action disclosure applications for cases which started life in the Portal (Post-Portal PADs).  Over recent months, Forbes has vehemently argued that Post-Portal PADs are interim applications and that fixed costs should therefore read the full article, please click here

Part 36 Costs Sanctions Don’t Kick In Until Defendant Is In a Position to Assess Quantum

In the recent case of Thai Airways v Ki Holdings Co Ltd (formerly Koito Industries Ltd (2015) the Court considered whether it was unjust for the Defendant to pay costs sanctions to the Claimant pursuant to CPR 36.17(4) read the full article, please click here

Exhibition Season

In June members of the Insurance Team attended both the ALARM and AIRMIC conferences.

The AIRMIC (Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) conference and exhibition took place in Liverpool and saw thousands of visitors descend on The Arena and Convention Centre. Visitors to the Forbes' stand were invited to race on our custom scalextric track which certainly generated some competitive spirit!

Birmingham University played host to the ALARM (Association of Local Authority Risk Managers) conference and exhibition this year and both Siobhan Hardy and Kella Bowers presented informative sessions to the delegates attending.

Click here to read the ALARM special newsletter.

Forbes at Trial

Woodward v Calderdale MBC

Forbes has successfully defended a claim for property damage at trial, after a cherry tree fell without warning on to the Claimant’s Ford Transit van.  The Claimant had parked his vehicle on the road side, when a tree measuring some 15-20 feet, fell on to the bonnet of his vehicle. The damage was substantial but nobody was hurt read the full article, please click here

Livin Housing Limited

Forbes has successfully defended a housing disrepair claim at trial on behalf of Livin Housing Limited. The Claimant alleged that she was in the garage attached to the property rented from the Defendant. She had opened the garage door by opening the 'up and over' door and entered the garage in order to retrieve some items from the boot of her car. As she bent over, the garage door came off its runner, striking the boot lid and in turn hitting the Claimant on the head read the full article, please click here

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