Class actions related appeals heading for the Supreme Court

As in many jurisdictions, class actions are becoming more frequent in the English courts. A body of case law is building up, and that will be added to by three cases which are to go to the Supreme Court, as discussed on this recent post on our Litigation Blog. Significant disputes of all types frequently … Read more

Court of Appeal decision provides further helpful guidance on the application of the key legal principles on notification of circumstances to claims made policies

The Court of Appeal recently allowed RSA’s appeal in Euro Pools Plc (in administration) v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808 (click here for the full judgment). Overturning the first instance decision, the Court of Appeal’s decision provides further valuable guidance on the key principles relevant to the question of whether … Read more

Court of Appeal concludes EL mesothelioma reinsurance claims cannot be spiked

The peculiar features of mesothelioma have led the English courts and Parliament to create special rules of causation enabling employees to claim in full against a single employer who had exposed them to asbestos. In a series of cases, the English courts have had to grapple with the consequences of that special regime for employers’ … Read more