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11 July, 2022

Paying the Price of the Pandemic: Business Interruption Insurance and Covid-19

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 35 seconds) The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to businesses across the UK and throughout the world. The hospitality sector was one of the worst effected, with waning footfall and weary customers told to stay at home and protect the NHS. Many businesses sought to rely […]

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23 June, 2022

Mediation, Arbitration, Motivation: The Changing Face of Civil Dispute Resolution

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 20 seconds) Alternative dispute resolution: it’s fast, it’s efficient and seemingly, it’s here to stay. When the Civil Justice Council (CJC) concluded that parties could lawfully be compelled to participate in ADR in June 2021, most lawyers were sceptical. Below we share our views on this. […]

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30 May, 2022

Quite Interesting: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50

Representative privacy actions in the 21st Century By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 26 seconds) On 10th November 2021 the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal in the Lloyd v Google case, clamping down on representative privacy actions in the age of the internet. Previously, the Claimants had […]

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8 December, 2021

Arbitration and Litigation/ATE Insurance – Funding Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 8 seconds) The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce published a recent article praising the continuing uptake in arbitration to settle civil claims and disputes. Here at Temple we have embraced the future of civil dispute resolution and cover for arbitration under our insurance policy means your client […]

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25 November, 2021

Passing Off – A Double Dismissal Case

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 23 seconds) Philip Warren & Son Limited v Lidl Great Britain Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2372 (Ch) This was a case concerning the common law tort of ‘passing off’ where, surprisingly, both the claim and the Defendant’s counterclaim were dismissed. The Court, perhaps also in […]

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25 November, 2021

Professional Negligence Update – Investigate, Investigate, Investigate!

By Sam Knight, Underwriter (Estimated reading time: 1 minute 19 seconds) Evans v Betesh Partnership [2021] EWCA Civ 1194 is a case concerning the professional liability of a solicitors’ firm and counsel in advising the claimant to settle a personal injury matter in 2011. Ms Evans suffered a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic […]

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