Judgment has today been handed down in Re BetIndex Limited regarding the distribution to customers of funds held in a trust by BetIndex Limited t/a Football Index. Please see our summary of the key findings and a link to the full judgment.
Today's decision from the Paris Court of Appeal is a significant breakthrough for thousands of women who have suffered as a result of the PIP implants scandal, who have been fighting for justice for over a decade. This ruling against TUV Rheinland - the company which certified these defective implants - is an important step, but there is much more work to be done. In the UK alone, it is estimated that close to 50,000 women have suffered as a result of PIP implants. In the UK, Henderson & Jones is continuing to fight for compensation for the patients of Hospital Medical Group through High Court proceedings against the former directors of Hospital Medical Group, the Wilkes Partnership LLP and Barclays Bank, to recover monies that were deliberately put beyond the reach of thousands of PIP victims."
Wise words from Mahatma Gandhi, however it seems that, despite being a lawyer, Gandhi was not talking about service in the legal sense of the world. In this article, Sophie Samani explains how not to get lost when seeking to serve individuals where their current whereabouts are unknown or they reside outside of the jurisdiction.
The Supreme Court today handed down a series of judgments providing clarification on the principles that will apply when determining coverage for COVID-19 related claims under certain commonly used policy terms in different insurers’ business interruption policies. In this article, Lauren Pender considers the Supreme Court's decision and what that is likely to mean in practice for insurers and insureds.
One of our challenges as a company that takes assignment of litigation is to demonstrate how we add value. In this article, our resident accountant, Gwilym Jones, analyses the numbers behind one of our recently concluded cases and explains how our approach to litigation can benefit all stakeholders.
Piers Elliott and Matthew Abraham of South Square consider the duties of administrators when considering whether to pursue or assign litigation and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of claims being brought against administrators. Article published in the March 2020 edition of South Square Digest