Court of appeal considers interpretation of aggregation clause in solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance
In AIG Europe Limited (Appellant) v OC320201 LLP (formerly The International Law Partnership LLP) & 5 others (Respondents) & The Law Society of England and Wales (acting in its regulatory capacity as the Solicitors Regulatory Authority) (Intervener)  EWCA Civ 367, the Court of Appeal determined the true construction of […]
Technology and Construction Court considers the meaning of “deliberate … non-disclosure” in an insurance policy exclusion clause
In Mutual Energy Ltd v Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd & Anor  EWHC 590 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court has held that the words “deliberate … non-disclosure” must involve dishonesty. A company’s honest but mistaken belief that something need not be disclosed was not enough to allow insurers to […]
On 17 March, the European Commission published the preliminary findings of its review of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (“IBER”). The IBER provides a safe harbour from the EU law prohibition of anticompetitive agreements for specific types of insurance industry practice that fall within its scope.
In XL Insurance Company SE v AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance  EWHC 3431 (Comm), the Commercial Court has held that, pursuant to Article 4 of EU Regulation 1215/2012, it had no jurisdiction to hear a dispute between a French insurance company, AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance (“AXA”) and its UK based […]
An insurer’s attempt to aggregate £10 million in claims, and thereby cap its pay-out to £3 million, has been rejected by the Commercial Court in the case of AIG Europe v OC320301 LLP  EWHC 2398 (Comm). The decision turned on the interpretation of the aggregation clause and, more specifically, […]