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April 7, 2014

Blanket Notifications and Declaratory relief: European Risk Insurance Company v McManus

Summary

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal of European Risk Insurance Company v McManus [2013] EWCA Civ 1545 upheld the first instance decision which refused to grant declaratory relief in relation to a firm of solicitors’ blanket notification of claims to their professional indemnity insurer. The first instance decision also reinforces the position that blanket notifications will be construed in favour of the policyholder (which was not subject of the appeal). (more…)