In a decision that will be of interest to  professional indemnity insurers as well as financial institutions and valuers, the Supreme Court has overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal and found in favour of the Defendant valuer in a professional negligence claim. The Supreme Court, in Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) v De … Read more


In Crowden and Crowden v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd [2017] EWHC 2597 (Comm) the Commercial Court found in favour of the Defendant insurer on the disputed construction of an “insolvency” exclusion in a professional indemnity insurance policy.  The case is a useful reminder of the approach which the English Courts take to the construction of … Read more

No Inducement: Court of Appeal upholds first instance decision

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Commercial Court that a reinsurer failed to establish that material non-disclosure of past loss statistics induced it to enter into two reinsurance contracts: Axa Versicherung AG v Arab Insurance Group [2017] EWCA Civ 96. Read more

Court of Appeal considers meaning of notification wording

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Commercial Court that found an insurer could not rely on a notification condition precedent to avoid liability under a public and product liability policy. The judgment in Zurich Insurance PLC v Maccaferri Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 1302 confirms the helpful guidance provided by the Commercial … Read more

Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review 2016 published

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review of 2016, 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. Read more

Reminder to brokers of the need to advise insureds on policy terms

In RR Securities Ltd v Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd [2016] the Court held a broker liable for failing to advise its insured client that certain safety precautions were required by insurers as a condition precedent to cover under a property policy.  The case serves as a reminder to brokers of the importance of advising clients … Read more