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The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Articles | 3rd Jul 2019

New regulations mean that, as of 1 November 2019, insurers will no longer be able to rely on post-accident declarations of avoidance to save them from satisfying judgments obtained against their insureds. Under s. 151 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (“RTA 1988”), victims of car accidents who get a judgment in their favour can […]

Are liquidated damages payable even when the contractor does not complete the works?

Articles | 8th Mar 2019

Following Sir Rupert Jackson’s judgment in Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co. Ltd, the short but hardly definitive answer to the question I’ve posed is, it all depends on the precise wording of the liquidated damages (LDs) clause. Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd Triple Point was a supplier of […]

Smash and grab raiders sentenced: it’s still a fair cop

Articles | 9th Nov 2018

David Sears QC and Douglas James discuss the Court of Appeal’s long-anticipated and important decision in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2448. Introduction Back in February, in a momentous final outing as a TCC judge, Coulson J held that an employer that fails to serve a valid and timely pay […]

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