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3 July 2020 Non-payment of insurance premiums during the Coronavirus pandemic

The forced closure of many businesses as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Recent reports from the Office for National Statistics state that the economy was 25% smaller in April than it was in February this year.

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1 November 2018 English Commercial Court considers scope of U.S. sanctions exclusion clause

In the context of sanctions and heightened tensions in the Middle East and Russia, the recent Mamancochet judgment is important and will be of interest to insurers who insure businesses that are exposed to risks in these markets.

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4 June 2018 How clear are your policy wordings?

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Browne Jacobson, have undertaken a detailed academic study into the readability of insurance policies, with some fascinating results.

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23 May 2018 Court of Appeal rules on relevant ‘knowledge’ required under s.14A of the Limitation Act

A recent Court of Appeal judgment on 16 May 2018 considered the test for relevant ‘knowledge’ within section 14A of the Limitation Act. The Appellant was appealing against a decision granting the Respondents summary judgment on the basis that the claims against them in negligence and for breach of contract were time barred.

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22 May 2018 Supreme Court rejects War Risks cover for detained vessel

Navigators Insurance Company Limited and Others v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA (formerly Bnavios-Navegacao LDA) (‘The B Atlantic’) [2018] UKSC 26

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15 May 2018 Commercial Court rejects All Risks marine cover for phantom cargo

In April, the Commercial Court handed down its decision which considered whether an All Risks marine cargo insurance policy could cover economic loss resulting from fraudulent documents for a non-existent cargo.

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3 April 2018 Broker liable in damages for failure to ask the right questions and advise appropriately

In the recent case of Pakeezah Meat Supplies Ltd v Total Insurance Solutions Ltd (2018), the Commercial Court held that damages were recoverable from an insurance broker where they had failed to advise the claimant appropriately.

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21 March 2018 Court of Appeal considers appointment of arbitrators and the meaning of “not less than ten years’ experience in insurance or reinsurance”

(1) Allianz Insurance Plc (formerly Cornhill Insurance Plc) & (2) Sirius International Insurance Corporation (Publ) (London Branch) v Tonicstar Limited (on its own behalf and behalf of the other corporate members of Lloyd’s Syndicates 62, 1861 and 2255).

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12 January 2018 IPID insurance updates - January 2018

FCA has published a Policy Statement (PS17/27) entitled ‘Insurance Distribution Directive implementation – Feedback to CP17/23 and near-final rules’. Read more!

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12 December 2017 Will fines under the GDPR be insurable?

Where companies might be subject to large fines, there is increasing concern as to whether the fines imposed by the regulator will be insurable, either via a company’s professional indemnity policy or a cyber specific policy.

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