Happy 4th Birthday – The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

On the 1 August 2020 it will be 4 years since the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) came into force. At the time commentators hailed the event as something of a new dawn for successful claimants seeking to enforce judgments against the insurers of insolvent defendants; as we shall see, however, […]

Recent decisions on vicarious liability

Justin Clayden discusses various recent decisions on vicarious liability. In the last year there have been a number of reported decisions touching on aspects of vicarious liability that are helpful reminders of the relevant principles of vicarious liability, and the extent to which those principles have been broadened in recent years from the original tortious […]

Chelton v Acromas Holidays Ltd t/a Saga – Success for Emma Bond of Hextalls in Taunton County Court

Emma Bond of Hextalls acted for Saga, successfully defending this case to trial at Taunton County Court, instructing James Candlin of 12 King’s Bench Walk to appear at trial on behalf of Saga. Recorder Browne-Wilkinson dismissed the claim in December 2016, finding for the defendant. Its outcome illustrates that there is no substitute for proper […]