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We provide an approachable, tailored service that supports you in achieving your strategic objectives faster and more cost effectively.
Working both in the UK and internationally we are a top four UK insurance firm and we have one of the largest specialist insurance teams in the UK, supporting both the public and private sectors. We are consistently ranked in the first tier across the full spectrum of insurance claims, from directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers.
Our clients include some of the UK's largest and well-known insurers, adjusters and corporates, including Ageas, Aviva, Chubb, Inter Hannover, Markerstudy Group, QBE, RSA, Travelers and Zurich.
The Ministry of Justice have concluded the published data for 2018 by releasing the figures for issued county court claims in Q4. It allows an updated assessment to be made of current trends in litigation of personal injury cases at the end of the calendar year.
In 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Cameron v Hussain. Today the Supreme Court handed down the hotly anticipated judgment in the appeal of that decision. The Supreme Court upheld the insurer's appeal, reversing the Court of Appeal decision. The judgment, which discusses principles of justice and procedure, will be welcomed by insurers, in reasserting the division of responsibility for payment of compensation between insurers and the MIB within the compulsory insurance regime, a regime which the Supreme Court indicated was fit for purpose in addressing any gaps in compensation. Amy Jeffs and Charlie Mahoney explain today's findings and why the claimant should have brought her claim against the Motor Insurers' Bureau.
There has been an unprecedented surge in the number of housing claims where it is alleged the property is in disrepair, resulting in extensive financial exposure to private landlords, local authorities and insurers. DWF's intelligence suggests that these types of claims are presented by a handful of solicitors and claims management companies. Denise Brosnan, Hannah Turner and Samuel Dawber take a look at the potential reasons for the rise and how local authorities can deal with this increase and help combat claims farming practices.
At the end of last year the Ministry of Justice released its quarterly litigation data for Q3 of 2018 which showed a further reduction in the number of personal injury claims which reached the stage of issuing court proceedings.
On the day that the Civil Liability Bill gets Royal Assent and becomes the Civil Liability Act 2018, we look to the Claims Portal data for the month of November and see signs of a recovering claims market.