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James Thompson and Suzanne El-Safty consider the importance of underwriting evidence for insurers attempting policy avoidance, in the context of Zurich Insurance plc v Niramax Group Ltd  EWCA Civ 590 (“the Niramax case”) and Jones v Zurich Insurance plc  EWHC 1320 (Comm) (“the Jones case”).
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:07:15 GMT+00:00
The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment on the operation of conditional break clauses and has found in favour of the tenant.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:04:30 GMT+00:00
HR Energy returns in September when we will be joined by Nicki Williamson of The Wellbeing People.
Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:15:29 GMT+00:00
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:12:47 GMT+00:00
Paddington Women’s Football Club has announced the signing of 24 year old goalkeeper Elisa ‘Elle’ Henry.
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:39:31 GMT+00:00
Our family and private wealth teams have received a glowing write-up in the latest edition of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide.
Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:25:48 GMT+00:00
The Virtual Talking IP series will give you access to video content, articles and updates on IP, brands, trade marks, copyright, design and patents.
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:43:35 GMT+00:00
Alison Bull and Caitlin Jenkins are joined by two panels of international mediators and coaches to hear their professional stories of struggle and hope, and share examples of how distinctive cultural factors can shape dispute resolution.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:25:25 GMT+00:00
A series of webinars for in-house lawyers looking for practical and commercial advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:18:10 GMT+00:00
Cover Talk is a series of bitesized webinars aimed specifically at insurers, insurance brokers and those working in the insurance sector.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:19:41 GMT+00:00
If you work in insurance, you’ll know that Lloyds of London is an expensive place to do business. Its CEO, COO and Chairman have all emphasised their intention to drastically cut costs to ensure it remains the go-to specialist insurance market. To achieve this aim, Lloyds has published its Blueprint One and Two strategies, both of which focus on the digitization and automation of its commercial insurance market. Perhaps the boldest and most futuristic money-saving idea espoused by these plans is to turn traditional insurance policies into data-rich ‘computable contracts.’ Many will have heard of partially automated ‘smart’ contracts, but what exactly makes a contract ‘computable’? This article aims to explain this and examines the potential of computable contracts to transform the insurance industry in years to come.
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:17:10 GMT+00:00
As the Higher Education campus strives to re-position itself following the sweeping changes in campus learning driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, what are the technology solutions institutions should consider to make the campus a more desirable and sustainable place to live, work and study?
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:09:58 GMT+00:00
Whilst the creation of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) seeks to address the “…need for integration and collaboration across the system” [para 38 Health and Care Bill Explanatory Notes] when it comes to the commissioning and provision of health and care services in England, both the role of Primary Care and impact on Primary Care providers remains rather opaque.
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:02:25 GMT+00:00
Earlier this year, the governments of India and the United Kingdom announced trade and investment deals (an enhanced trade partnership, or ETP), seen as paving the way for a free trade agreement between the nations, in the future. This reciprocal relationship between what is possibly the world’s fifth and sixth largest economies, bodes well for the economies of both countries, leaving the nations hopeful for a recovery in these troubled times.
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:58:52 GMT+00:00
The UK and Australia have reached agreement in principle on a free trade agreement, recognising the strong existing relationship between the two countries. While the details remain to be fleshed out, the move has been heralded as an important next step for the UK. It marks the first trade agreement that the UK has reached separately from the existing EU suite. It is also seen as an important staging post towards membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:49:05 GMT+00:00
The recent case brought against Biffa by three individuals who were victims of human trafficking and slavery has emphasised, yet again, the importance for businesses of carrying out effective due diligence on their supply chains.
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:53:43 GMT+00:00
Jayne Hussey discusses the future of supply chains in the first of a series of articles with particular focus around the coronavirus impact and potential opportunities.
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:44:01 GMT+00:00
As consumers we’ve all become aware of the challenges global supply chains have faced during the pandemic. But is this an opportunity to re-evaluate and build back better? What issues should you consider to future proof your supply routes?
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:40:38 GMT+00:00
Bitesize webinars for the construction and engineering risk market.
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:38:50 GMT+00:00
We bring you a series of bitesize webinars for insurance brokers, intermediaries and their insurers.
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:11:10 GMT+00:00
As the UK begins its walk towards Freedom Day, more business as usual is returning to the House of Commons. 1 July saw a long awaited debate in the House about retirement communities and villages - focusing on how they have weathered the Covid-19 storm and horizon scanning for their future.
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:08:02 GMT+00:00
The next in the series of our bitesized Contract Conversations webinars.
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 20:20:06 GMT+00:00
The next in the series of our Contract Conversations webinars will focus on share purchase agreements.
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:54:37 GMT+00:00
Our private client team bring to life some of the many issues facing our clients, offering practical help and guidance.
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 10:34:17 GMT+00:00
Five of Mills & Reeve’s top-ranked UK family and children law team recognised in the latest Spear’s Family Lawyers Index 2021.
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 13:55:17 GMT+00:00
In the recent case of Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal and has provided guidance on the correct approach to deciding whether a particular loss falls within a professional adviser’s scope of duty.
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:32:38 GMT+00:00
On 8 July 2021 Alex Russell and Mark Benton looked at the latest immigration developments and key issues that employers need to be aware of.
Fri, 9 Jul 2021 13:00:34 GMT+00:00
At the end of the Brexit transition period last year, the EU’s State Aid regime ceased to apply in the UK. Since then we have had to rely on a few rather general paragraphs in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU. The announcement of a new Subsidy Control Bill is welcome in removing this uncertainty. It also marks a new phase in the UK’s post-EU future and, many hope, a more flexible and responsive approach to supporting businesses with public funding.
Fri, 9 Jul 2021 07:45:45 GMT+00:00
As the vaccination roll-out continues to progress, we answer some questions employers commonly ask.
Thu, 8 Jul 2021 09:23:18 GMT+00:00
Our real estate team, in conjunction with RSK, host a series of short webinars for developers and investors in brownfield sites.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 15:25:24 GMT+00:00
Rhian Vandrill shares her early thoughts on the long-awaited Health and Care Bill.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 15:14:31 GMT+00:00
A restructuring plan to compromise certain landlord claims was allowed to proceed without being impeded by judgment being entered on a landlord’s claim for arrears.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:28:20 GMT+00:00
The landlords of fashion retail chain New Look have their multi-ground challenge of New Look’s company voluntary arrangement dismissed.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:23:08 GMT+00:00
In disqualifying a director for seven years, the court distinguished between a belief held by the director that the debts could be repaid and a reasonable prospect that the funds would be secured to achieve repayment.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:09:28 GMT+00:00
The case was concerned with whether a clause in an intercreditor deed saying that “Neither lender should challenge or question…the validity of enforceability of any Security” prevented the second ranking creditor from issuing a claim challenging the prior ranking creditor’s security documents.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:05:54 GMT+00:00
The Court of Appeal agreed with the judge’s decision to uphold a liquidator's rejection of part of its proof of debt, in the liquidation of a Formula One racing team.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:01:19 GMT+00:00
The Court has recently upheld a refusal to validate payments to fund connected litigation where there was no evidence of a corresponding benefit to the bankruptcy proceedings.
Lino Di Lorenzo
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 11:45:51 GMT+00:00
A week after the hearing of the New Look CVA challenge, the same Judge was back in court with the same lawyers, but, save for one point, the result was the same – another unsuccessful CVA challenge by a landlord.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 11:34:17 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has recently hosted a webinar series on COVID and the future of work, to explore how it will change the way we work, even after the pandemic has receded. My colleagues and our other contributors have given participants a lot to think about.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 10:39:36 GMT+00:00
Many have said that a lack of planning policy support for the delivery of retirement housing is one of the biggest hurdles which the sector faces – which seems odd, as an ageing population is one thing which can, with some certainty, be foreseen and therefore surely planned for.
Wed, 7 Jul 2021 08:52:04 GMT+00:00
Understanding why mistakes are made by the legal profession is often something done with hindsight. Law firms will ask themselves ‘what lessons have we learnt?’ and insurers will be interested to hear about prevention steps that have been implemented. However, from an insurers’ perspective this is too late as the damage has been done. So, what is critical is the risk assessment made at the point of policy inception, based upon the lie of the land at that time.
Tue, 6 Jul 2021 12:51:51 GMT+00:00
Following the Grenfell disaster in June 2017, many of those with an interest in multi-storey, multi-occupied, residential buildings over 18 metres in height have been carrying out investigations on their buildings to ascertain if, from a fire safety perspective, they were built in accordance with the Building Regulations in force at the time of construction. Anyone who has been following the Grenfell inquiry in any detail will be unsurprised to hear that they have discovered that many of these buildings were not built in accordance with the Building Regulations in force at the time of construction.
Tue, 6 Jul 2021 11:07:14 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve has won a place on a new £30 million panel for the London Universities Consortium Panel (LUPC).
Mon, 5 Jul 2021 15:44:13 GMT+00:00
Rebecca Pallot walks through the key points from NHS England and NHS Improvement’s recently published guidance document on supporting the NHS workforce throughout the development and transition towards statutory Integrated Care Systems.
Mon, 5 Jul 2021 14:24:05 GMT+00:00
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force in June 2020. In addition to introducing some permanent measures, it brought in some temporary measures designed to help mitigate some of the worst effects of COVID-19. The temporary measures have been subject to a number of extensions.
Fri, 2 Jul 2021 10:48:09 GMT+00:00
If Covid was a storm, it’s fair to say the life sciences sector has not only weathered it, but is well on its way to curing it too.
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:35:15 GMT+00:00
Mills & Reeve is acting for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) on the procurement of the UK second-generation search and rescue aviation programme.
Jens Henniker Heaton
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:25:37 GMT+00:00
Investors, both individual and institutional, increasingly wish to adopt a “responsible” investment strategy, which takes into account not only the financial performance of investments but also environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations.
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:36:29 GMT+00:00
A number of charities have found themselves in the position of holding residential property which is affected by fire safety issues, especially in relation to cladding, which are likely to prove expensive and difficult to resolve.
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 09:25:18 GMT+00:00
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:33:19 GMT+00:00