English law has developed a body of principles to address the particular problems posed by mesothelioma. This special area of law is known as the “Fairchild enclave”, a reference to the House of Lords decision in 2002. The Court has adopted a modified test for causation, but the claimant still […]
The Supreme Court considers meaning of the words “a series of related matters or transactions” within an aggregation clause
In the recent Supreme Court decision AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman & Ors  UKSC 18 the court considered the meaning of the words “a series of related matters or transactions” within an aggregation clause in order to determine whether various claims under a professional indemnity insurance policy could be […]
In the recent decision in H v L, M, N and P  EWHC 137 (Comm) in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Popplewell addressed an attempt by the Claimant, H, to remove M, the third arbitrator in a arbitration between H and L, on the basis that the conduct of […]
Court of Appeal confirms that payment of money into escrow account is not an insured loss under a liability policy
In WR Berkley Insurance (Europe) Limited v Teal Assurance Company Limited  EWCA Civ 25, the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision of Mr Justice Eder, and confirmed that the payment of monies into an escrow account did not constitute an insured loss under a liability insurance […]
London partner Becket McGrath has posted a Cooley alert on the recent decision of the Supreme Court in relation to the Brexit process, which can be read here.
In Zurich Insurance PLC v Maccaferri Ltd  EWCA Civ 1302 the Court of Appeal considered the notification provisions of a policy, held by the respondent (Maccaferri), which covered accidental death and personal injury (“the policy”). The policy contained a condition precedent which required Maccaferri to give the appellant insurer (Zurich) […]
In Spire Healthcare v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance plc  EWHC 3278, the claimant sought declarations to the effect that an insurance policy it held with the defendant insurer contained no operative aggregation clause such that the total cover available to it would be £20m (the aggregate limit of the policy). […]
#Brexit & Solvency II: Cooley publishes evidence submitted to Treasury Committee’s Solvency II inquiry
#Brexit & Solvency II: Cooley publishes evidence submitted to Treasury Committee’s Solvency II inquiry | Financial Services – Regulation & Risk
Commercial Court dismisses appeal by reinsurers disputing that certain losses arising from the World Trade Centre attack in 2001 arose from one event
In Simmonds v Gammell  EWHC 2515 (Comm) the respondent insurer had participated in various layers of an excess liability insurance programme, insuring the Port of New York (PONY). The appellant reinsurer had participated in one of the relevant reinsurance contracts, reinsuring the respondent. The reinsurance contract provided cover of […]
Chris Finney and Mark Deem have published an alert on the recent High Court decision in relation to the triggering of Article 50, which can be read here.