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This article was originally published on Thomson Reuters Practical Law. In Miley v Friends Life Ltd, the High Court gave some valuable guidance on the mechanics and considerations behind the making of a recusal application. Background This was a claim on an income protection policy issued by the defendant to the claimant. The latter alleged that he was unable to work due to chronic fatigue syndrome. The defendant contended that the claimant was faking or exaggerating his illness and had breached the terms of the policy when he understated his income level when taking out the policy. The point about the understated income had, tactically, not been raised by the defendant until cross-examination. An issue therefore arose as to whether an innocent misrepresentation constituted a breach of the policy under its terms. Various written submissionswere put to the Turner J, who then stated his preference for a further oral hearing. At the defendant’s own request, on 11 April 2017 the judge identified..

Dr Colin Ong QC has been named as one of the top 30 international arbitration practitioners in the World by Expert Guides Best of..

The senior judiciary descended on Birmingham in force yesterday to mark the opening of the new Business and Property Courts. The Lord..