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Insurance eNews October 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

Cricket Claim All Out

In this interesting sports case (Thomas Bartlett v English Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (2015) CC (Wolverhampton) (Judge Lopez) 27/08/2015), a cricket player brought a claim against the English Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials after he sustained an injury whilst playing in a cricket match...to read the full article, please click here

The Supreme Court to Decide Whether a Settled Case can be Re-Opened

The Court has given leave for the case of Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company PLC to be appealed to the Supreme Court.  Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal considered whether a claim settled by Tomlin order could be re-opened on the basis of fraud...to read the full article, please click here

Retail Legal Update Seminar Follow Up

There was a fantastic turn out for the annual Retail Legal Update Seminar at the Met Hotel on Friday 11th September with retail clients and insurers in attendance.

Speakers included Chris Booth who provided an update on fraud issues in the retail sector focusing on fundamental dishonesty, Medco and the disapplication of QOCS. Siobhan Hardy, gave an insight into the tricks that some Claimant solicitors are using...to read the full article, please click here

Forbes' Insurance Team Shortlisted For Two National Awards

Forbes' Insurance Team have been shortlisted for Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015 and also for Team of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2015.

If the team walk away victorious at these two ceremonies it will complete a hat trick of award wins after they scooped Legal Services Team of the Year at the Claims Innovation Awards earlier this year.

Kella Bowers, Partner, comments, "Being shortlisted for these awards is fantastic recognition, especially following the award win earlier this year. We feel honoured to be shortlisted against other well respected firms."

The Modern Law Awards Take place on 19th November and The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards take place on 26th November.

 

Recognition for the “Flawless” Forbes Insurance Team in The Legal 500

Legal 500 has published its latest results and we are delighted to announce that the Insurance Department has been recognised as a ‘flawless’ department.  In the recent publication, Legal 500 hails the ‘straightforward’ approach that the Forbes Insurance department prides itself on, describing  the department as ‘a team that cares’...to read the full article, please click here

Four Qualify as Solicitors at Forbes

Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce four Trainee Solicitors have now fully qualified after completing their two year training contracts with the firm...to read the full article, please click here

Forbes at Trial

Claimant trips up at trial - Tameside  MBC

In this highway tripping claim, the Claimant’s witness evidence unravelled as it was revealed by the Claimant in a lengthy cross examination that his witness statement omitted to mention he was with someone at the time of the accident, a female who was not his girlfriend.  This was not the only inaccuracy to come out in the witness box...to read the full article, please click here

Lost in translation

A judge dismissed an employers' liability claim after the Claimant had failed to include a translation clause in her witness statement.

The claimant brought a claim against her employer, after she allegedly sustained a personal injury when the claimant’s LLOP (Low Lift Order Picker) was involved in a very minor collision with another LLOP.  The Defendant denied liability...to read the full article, please click here

Claims Against Social Services - What You Need To Know

Friday 06 November 2015, Leeds Marriott Hotel.

Forbes' annual free seminar aims to bring you up to date with the current case law, issues, tactics and things to watch for the future in relation to Claims against Local Authorities regarding historic sexual abuse and failures to act by Social Services Departments.  With the commencement of a National Inquiry, highly publicised reports on social care practice, unrelenting press interest and evolving case law this is an area of the law that continues to challenge.

There will be a presentation from Andrew Warnock QC, who "has built a strong profile advising local authorities in defending actions. He is a first port of call for disputes involving alleged breach of duty of care to vulnerable individuals including children" (Chambers and Partners) and has represented such institutions as the BBC in claims regarding the late Jimmy Saville. There will be a presentation from Forbes own Data Protection expert, providing practical advice on DPA requests and dealing with the Freedom of Information Act in this extremely sensitive area, as well as presentations from Forbes' expert Social Services and Complex Claims Team.

Registration and refreshments are from 9am and the seminar will conclude with coffee and networking at 3pm.

Click here to book your place.

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