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Insurance eNews
May 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

Insurance Fraud Taskforce Publishes Interim Report

The Insurance Fraud Taskforce was set up in January 2015. Its aim is to investigate the causes of fraudulent behaviour and recommend solutions to reduce the level of insurance read the full article, please click here

Medco goes live

From April 6 2015, initial medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the MoJ’s Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents must be sourced via a new IT portal called MedCo Registration Solutions, which will enable users to search for individual experts or medical reporting organisations. One of the purposes of the system is to ensure claimant representatives do not have any direct financial links with MROs and medical read the full article, please click here

What’s new…

A number of significant reforms have been introduced in April, notably the introduction of the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015, the implementation of the much discussed sections of the Criminal Courts and Justice Act 2015 relating to fundamental dishonesty and inducements and finally, Part 36 of the CPR has undergone another overhaul... to read the full overview, please click here

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Forbes at Trial

Court finds an employee pushing a trolley owes same duty as an average shopper

Forbes has successfully defended a claim on behalf of ASDA Stores Ltd.   The claimant who was aged 2 at the time of the accident, was involved in an accident involving a trolley.  A claim was pursued in negligence and under the Occupiers Liability Act.  It was alleged that whilst the claimant was shopping with his mother, an ASDA employee moved a trolley towards him causing him to move into his mother’s shopping trolley thereby sustaining an injury to the his read the full article, please click here

No Spillage, No Claim

Forbes has successfully defended a claim on behalf of ASDA Stores Ltd.  The Claimant alleged that whilst shopping one morning at her local store she slipped in a crossing aisle sustaining an injury to her knee.  It was alleged the floor was shiny and had just been read the full article, please click here

Don’t drop the baby

Forbes has successfully defended a claim at trial on behalf of Pennine Housing.  The claimant alleged that whilst descending the steps at the front of her property she lost her balance and fell due to loose paving slabs on the steps.  She was carrying her granddaughter at the time of the read the full article, please click here

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