Pleadings & Fundamental Dishonesty – By Andrew Wilson

Lorna Howlett (1) Justin Howlett (2) v Penelope Davies (1) Ageas Insurance Ltd (2) [2017] EWCA Civ 1696. On 30th October 2017, the Court of Appeal finally settled whether fundamental dishonesty needs to pleaded before a Defendant can rely on CPR 44.16(1) to set aside QUOCS.

The Deregulation Act 2015; The effect on motor insurers

Andrew Wilson, of the Leeds based Park Square Barristers Civil Fraud Team, discusses the issues that will arise with the coming into force this week of the Deregulation Act 2015, particularly with reference to the indemnity liabilities of insurers faced with non-payments of premiums.

Credit hire rates. Are they basically the same?

A recent decision from the Court of Appeal has caused a sea-change in the way courts will assess basic hire rates when considering recoverable damages under a credit-hire agreement. From now on, BHRs can be calculated with reference to the lowest reasonable rate charged by a local main hire company.