Insurance Law

In Moulin Global Eyecare Holdings Limited (in liq) v Olivia Lee [2013] 3 HKLRD 72, the Court of Appeal refused to order inspection of an insurance policy ("the policy") referred to in an affidavit...
October 2013
As we wrote in the December 2012 edition of this column, the appeal in Hua Tyan Development Ltd v Zurich Insurance Co Ltd [2013] HKEC 1278 was going to raise important issues regarding the...
September 2013
Motor vehicle insurance — third party liability policy — engine different from that registered with Transport Department and referred to in proposal and policy The plaintiff insurer (“P”) issued...
June 2013
The defendants in this case have filed an appeal after Mr. Justice Bharwaney ruled in his February judgment that it was time Hong Kong moved away from the conventional personal injury approach for...
April 2013
On 31 October 2012, the Department of Justice released its Consultation Paper on the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill 2013 (the “Bill”). The Bill does not abolish the doctrine of privity, but...
April 2013
Previously, PI expert Mr. Neville Sarony gave us a detailed background on the workings of Personal Injury (“PI”), and expressed surprise that the UK courts ignored for many years the context of a “...
March 2013
Literacy is a judicial sine qua non but the history of the calculation of damages in Personal Injury (PI) causes PI expert Neville Sarony to harbour grave reservations about judicial numeracy. It is...
February 2013
Appeal against legality of broker commissions withdrawn The much-anticipated one day appeal in Hobbins v Royal Skandia Life Assurance Ltd & Anor [2012] 1 HKLRD 977, due to be heard by the Court...
January 2013
Insurers must observe their obligations to report on matters such as the termination of an agent’s appointment and his/her continuing professional development (“CPD”) points or they risk facing...
December 2012
The House of Lords judgment in Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society [1998] 1 WLR 896 is a leading common law authority on the principles of contractual interpretation. It...
December 2012
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