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UK Insurance Limited v Stuart Gentry [2018] EWHC 37 (QB) by Naomi McLoughlin

The Claimant is an insurance company, seeking damages for deceit and costs on the grounds that the Defendant fraudulently represented to the Claimant that his vehicle had been in a collision with the Claimant’s insured Mr Miller. Teare J was persuaded that the accident was staged. Damages totalling £19,179 were ordered together with interest and costs.

Re M (A Child) (2017) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – by Naomi McLoughlin

The Court of Appeal decision in Re M (A Child) (2017) has confirmed that for the purpose of conducting an assessment under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 s.42(7), a local authority are not confined to the period after the adoption application has been made; it can include periods before the application.