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

    FCA concludes review of the fair treatment of with-profits customers

    The FCA’s thematic review of with-profits business has found “signs” that a small number of firms are in breach of its rules. Despite this, the FCA is not taking enforcement action against any of those firms. This is presumably because it has determined that, “in most cases” at least, there is no evidence of customer … Read more

    EU guidance on “no-deal” Brexit suggests increased risk Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements won’t apply to exclusive English jurisdiction clauses agreed pre-Brexit

    The post below was first published on our Litigation blog. As we have previously noted, there is some uncertainty over whether, following a “no-deal” Brexit, EU27 countries will apply the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements where an exclusive English jurisdiction clause was agreed before exit day. This is sometimes referred to as … Read more

    New decision tree on enforcement of English judgments in the EU27 post-Brexit

    The post below was first published on our Litigation blog. Amidst the ongoing uncertainties in relation to both the nature and timing of Brexit, we have published a new decision tree on enforcement of English judgments in the EU27 post-Brexit. It is intended to act as a quick reference guide to help determine which rules will … Read more

    FCA Brexit guidance – too little, too late?

    With a month to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, FCA guidance published yesterday is too late for most UK insurers and intermediaries to change their plans.  Understandably, the FCA has waited for views to be expressed by EIOPA before commenting itself on the position for insurers and brokers.  It took … Read more