At Browne Jacobson, we believe connection is strength. Our insurance specialists act as an extension of your in-house team and focus on providing pragmatic, solutions-focused advice. Our insurance team has considerable experience in advising London Market and international insurer/reinsurer clients on property damage and business interruption claims, whether at sites in the UK or internationally. This includes property that is already operational or in the course of construction.
We’ve dealt with policy coverage issues and losses arising in the commercial, industrial, retail, hospitality and state sectors.
We regularly advise in respect of losses following all types of perils, including fires, floods, escape of water, earthquakes, hurricanes, explosions, landslips, civil unrest and rioting.
Our team has real strength in the industrial and engineering sectors dealing with claims involving damage to smelters, furnaces, bridges, cranes/stackers, turbines, generators, waste recycling plants, pipelines, tunnels etc.
We also have particular expertise in advising insurers in relation to damage to high-net-worth properties.
Acting on behalf of underwriters in relation to a major escape of water at a private hospital, which gave rise to seven-figure losse.
Advising London insurers on complex aggregation issues arising out of multiple property damage claims due to allegedly defective air conditioning installation in a large block of flats.
Acting for London HNW insurers following arson at a 140-acre private estate in the UK.
Advising London insurers in relation to policy coverage issues following damage to flooring of a basement swimming pool complex at a HNW property in Knightsbridge, London.
On 10 June 2022 the Court of Appeal upheld an anti-suit injunction granted in favour of insurers by Mr Justice Jacobs in September 2021 restraining proceedings from being brought in Canada and enforcing the exclusive English jurisdiction clause in excess liability policies.
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.
The Court of Appeal has recently considered the correct test for measuring the indemnity for property damage losses and has provided useful guidance on whether an insured needs to intend to reinstate the property to its pre-loss condition.
With instances of COVID-19 rapidly increasing throughout the UK, many businesses are considering the options available to limit staff and customer exposure to Coronavirus.
It cannot be often that the Court of Appeal has had to resort to obscure Victorian cases on breach of promise to marry to assist with a modern landlord and tenant issue.