Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review published

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance & Professional Risks Annual Review of 2022 which provides an overview and analysis of the key cases and developments affecting those engaged in or with contentious matters in the insurance and reinsurance market. Read more

Court of Appeal considers presumption of proximate cause in exclusion

In Brian Leighton (Garages) Limited v Allianz Insurance Plc [2023] EWHC 1150 Civ 8 the Court of Appeal construed the wording of a pollution exclusion and determined that it applied narrowly and only where pollution (or contamination) was the proximate cause of the damage. The case concerned a fuel leak which contaminated the insured property. … Read more

Covid Business Interruption claims – the next instalment

Business interruption (BI) losses in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic have been considered in three recent judgments of Butcher J: Stonegate Pub Company v MS Amlin [2022] EWHC 2548 (Comm) (Stonegate) Greggs PLC v Zurich Insurance PLC [2022] EWHC 2545 (Comm) (Greggs) Various Eateries Trading Ltd v Allianz [2022] EWHC 2549 (Comm) (Various Eateries) … Read more

Limitation under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

The case of Rashid v Direct Savings Ltd [2022] 8 WLUK 108 considered the question of limitation in the context of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) and specifically whether the limitation period continues to run on the insolvency of the insured defendant. The court found that there was a … Read more

Antonia Pegden promoted to partnership in Insurance & Professional Risks team

We are delighted to announce that Antonia Pegden has been promoted in the latest round of firm partnership promotions and will join the partnership on 1 May. Antonia is part of the Insurance & Professional Risks team in London and is a commercial disputes lawyer focusing on insurance, pensions and professional negligence disputes. Antonia has … Read more