BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND EVENT CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19 – WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS? (UPDATED 19 MARCH)

Summary COVID-19 has been affecting life and businesses around the globe. The developments over the last few days have been moving fast: the World Health Organisation declared the disease as pandemic, COVID-19 has now been categorised by various governments (including those of the United Kingdom) as a notifiable disease, the US has restricted travel from … Read more

INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE DISPUTES ANNUAL REVIEW OF 2019 PUBLISHED

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review of 2019, published today, 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. Please click here or on the picture below to access the … 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

INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE DISPUTES ANNUAL REVIEW OF 2018 PUBLISHED

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review of 2018, published today, 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. Please click here or on the picture below to access the 2018 … Read more

Coverage for ‘Doomsday or Armageddon’ data breach class actions: insurance implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision to confirm Morrisons’ vicarious liability for employee’s deliberate actions

In the recent judgment in Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants [2018] EWCA Civ 233 the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the High Court’s decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of data, despite: (i) Morrisons having done as much as it reasonably could to prevent the misuse; and … Read more