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FCA Test Case Update – Judgment

Today’s judgment in the FCA’s Test Case on Covid-19 Business Interruption coverage has provided some welcome good news for many policyholders – as well as disappointing findings for others. The…

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #10 (The Bad). Orient-Express Hotels v Generali

29 September 2020

By James Breese

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An opinionated […]

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Say hello, waive goodbye – waiver in insurance disputes

25 September 2020

By Alex Rosenfield

Waiver involves a party abandoning some or all of its rights under a contract. The concept is broad, and arguments […]

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You have to be pulling my LEG(3)

24 September 2020

By David Pryce & Rob Goodship

An unwelcome consequence of the London Market’s preference for including arbitration clauses in most types of commercial insurance policies, is […]

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FCA Test Case Update – Judgment

15 September 2020

By James Breese & Aaron Le Marquer

Today’s judgment in the FCA’s Test Case on Covid-19 Business Interruption coverage has provided some welcome good news for many […]

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Fenchurch Law launches Fenchurch Advocacy Services

1 September 2020

By Phil Taylor

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of solicitors focused exclusively on representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, is delighted to […]

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Fenchurch Law opens new office in Leeds

By Daniel Robin

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of solicitors specialising exclusively in representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, is delighted to […]

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Covid-19 Business Interruption Update – FCA challenges Orient Express v Generali

15 July 2020

By Aaron Le Marquer

The FCA and insurers have now filed their skeleton arguments in the COVID-19 business interruption Test Case, drawing the battle […]

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: FCA Test Case First Hearing and Guidance for Insurers

18 June 2020

By Aaron Le Marquer

First Hearing – Case Management Conference (CMC) On 16 June the first hearing (Case Management Conference) of the FCA Test […]

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Endurance Corporate Capital Limited v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 308 – Indemnity on the Reinstatement basis

5 May 2020

By Alex Rosenfield

In its decision earlier this year, the Court of Appeal confirmed that, absent a contractual provision to the contrary, an […]

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Pallister Limited v (1) Fate Limited (in liquidation) (2) The National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation Limited (3) UK Insurance Limited

12 February 2019

By Michael Hayes

In this recent decision in the Queen’s Bench Division, the court examined the meaning of “property belonging to” in the […]

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Wheeldon Brothers Waste Limited v Millennium Insurance Company Limited

23 May 2018

By Michael Hayes

In this recent pro-policyholder decision, the Court examined the construction of Conditions Precedent and Warranties. Here, the insurer attempted, rather […]

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Avoid getting out of your depth with notifications – the Court considers the scope of notification in Euro Pools plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc

22 February 2018

By Michael Hayes

In Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc[1] the Court considered (amongst other things) the scope of […]

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Bluebon Ltd (in liquidation) – v – (1) Ageas (UK) Ltd (2) Aviva Insurance Ltd (3) Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd (2017)

22 January 2018

By Michael Hayes

What was the proper construction of an electrical installation inspection warranty? Bluebon Limited (‘Bluebon’) brought proceedings against their insurers, Ageas […]

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BAE Systems Pension Funds – v – RSA

22 August 2017

By Michael Hayes

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 An analysis of the first judgment on the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) […]

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Not Too Slender a Thread – Supreme Court decision in MT Højgaard v E.ON

10 August 2017

By Michael Hayes

The Supreme Court has upheld an appeal concerning liability to comply with fitness for purpose obligations in a design and […]

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The 1930 Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act – still relevant for years to come

1 August 2017

By Michael Hayes

Shirley Anne Redman (suing as widow and administratix of the estate of Peter Redman) v (1) Zurich Insurance Plc (2) […]

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Dalecroft Properties Limited – v – Underwriters

27 June 2017

By Michael Hayes

Dalecroft Properties Limited – v – Underwriters subscribing to Certificate Number 755/BA004/2008/OIS/00000282/2008/005 [2017] EWHC 1263 (Comm) This recent decision by […]

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Peel Port Shareholding Finance Company Ltd – v – Dornoch Ltd

19 June 2017

By Michael Hayes

Can a Claimant obtain an order for pre-action disclosure against a solvent insured? The Claimant, Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company […]

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Leeds Beckett University – v – Travelers Insurance Co Ltd

19 May 2017

By Michael Hayes

A recent decision by the Technology and Construction Court has considered causation issues in the context of a property insurance […]

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No on-going obligation to assess if a claim is likely: Zurich -v- Maccaferri

16 January 2017

By Michael Hayes

In a (predictably?) pro-policyholder decision, the Court of Appeal (Black and Christopher Clark LJJ) yesterday dismissed Insurers’ appeal. Instead it […]

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“The Worst of Both Worlds”: Spire Healthcare Ltd v RSA

5 January 2017

By Michael Hayes

2016 was a bumper year for aficionados of aggregation cases. (One might say that it saw a series of related […]

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The ordinary measure of indemnity: Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE v Western Trading Limited

13 October 2016

By Michael Hayes

In the latest in a series of pro-policyholder decisions by the courts, the Court of Appeal yesterday handed down a […]

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“When the lie is dishonest but the claim is not” – collateral lies and dishonest exaggerations

27 September 2016

By Michael Hayes

Two recent Supreme Court judgments have considered the impact of dishonesty – on an insurance claim and on a settlement […]

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Shock horror: “Innocent Non-Disclosure” clause applies to innocent non-disclosure

12 April 2016

By Michael Hayes

A case reported on 23 March involved a provision which one might ordinarily have described as an “Innocent Non-Disclosure” clause […]

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INDIRECT CAUSATION MUST STILL BE REAL CAUSATION

9 February 2016

By Michael Hayes

In the recent decision of Arc Capital Partners Limited v Brit Syndicates Limited [2016] EWHC 141, the courts have yet […]

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The Insurance Act 2015: When excellence was the enemy of the good

30 October 2015

By Michael Hayes

In December 2014 a Special Public Bill Committee of the House of Lords took evidence on proposals in the Insurance […]

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AIG Europe Limited –v- OC320301 LLP and Others

20 August 2015

By Michael Hayes

While some in the market may regard the recent decision of AIG Europe Limited -v- OC320301 LLP [2015] EWHC 2398 […]

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

7 April 2014

By Michael Hayes

Summary The recent decision of the Court of Appeal of European Risk Insurance Company v McManus [2013] EWCA Civ 1545 […]

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Clark v In Focus: There is only one cherry, and no second bite at it

25 February 2014

By Michael Hayes

Summary Financial advisers across the country will be breathing a sigh of relief as they digest the Court of Appeal’s […]

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Coles v Hetherton: implications for recovery actions

13 February 2014

By Michael Hayes

Just before Christmas, the Court of Appeal delivered the long-awaited judgment in the case of Coles v Hetherton [2013] EWCA […]

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Interpretation of combined commercial policy wording

21 August 2012

By Michael Hayes

Ted Baker Plc v AXA Insurance UK Plc [2012] EWHC 1406 (Comm) The claimant clothing retailer discovered that an employee […]

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Mediation shouldn’t be seen as optional

30 April 2012

By Michael Hayes

High Court decision that highlights the importance of mediation PGF II SA v OMFS Co 2012 EWHC 83 (TCC) The […]

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ECJ ruling on legal expenses; Austrian law

12 July 2011

By Michael Hayes

The recent ruling in Stark v DAS Osterreichische Allgemeine Rechtsschutversicerung AG by the ECJ, whilst addressing a question of Austrian […]

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Solicitors liable for failing to advise on ATE

14 May 2010

By Michael Hayes

Adris v Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2010] EWHC 941 (QB) has held that a solicitor is under a duty […]

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Court of Appeal decision on solicitors’ retainers

4 March 2010

By Michael Hayes

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decisions of two lower courts, in ruling that a firm of solicitors was […]

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Has the Enterprise Act Expanded the Duty of Fair Presentation?

13 October 2017

By Michael Hayes

For more than a century after the Marine Insurance Act of 1906, the law relating to insurance contracts was a […]

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Insurance Act 2015: Some Insurers Crying Foul

9 February 2017

By Michael Hayes

When the Insurance Act 2015 came into force in August 2016, it was hailed as the biggest reform of this […]

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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

26 April 2010

By Michael Hayes

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 which received Royal Assent on 25.03.2010 has amended previous legislation governing the […]

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Financial Services Act 2010 – class actions removed

By Michael Hayes

The Financial Services Act 2010 received Royal Assent on 08.04.2010, being amongst the last few pieces of legislation rushed through […]

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Financial Services Bill progress

16 February 2010

By Michael Hayes

The Financial Services Bill is due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords (when all aspects of […]

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Fenchurch Law expands property coverage disputes team

18 February 2020

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Nicola Bowen […]

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Fenchurch Law celebrates a hat-trick!

5 February 2020

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes has received its third […]

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Fenchurch Law expands coverage dispute team with Le Marquer appointment

8 January 2020

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Aaron Le […]

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Fenchurch Law launches “The Associate Series”

11 October 2019

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law’s new initiative, The Associate Series, is being launched with a view to sharing our knowledge and experience of […]

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Fenchurch Law adds Goodship to Construction Risks team

19 September 2019

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Rob Goodship […]

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Fenchurch Law expands coverage dispute team with triple hire

8 November 2018

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has made a trio […]

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Fenchurch Law awarded Investor In Customers “Gold” Award for client experience

23 October 2018

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of policyholder-focused insurance dispute lawyers, have achieved a ‘gold’ award from the independent Investor […]

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Fenchurch Law recognised for claims dispute expertise with tier one ranking in Legal 500

23 October 2017

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has received a tier […]

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Fenchurch Law continues expansion of insurance claims disputes capability with Hunter appointment

19 July 2017

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has further expanded its […]

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Fenchurch Law strengthens professions insurance disputes capabilities with Rosenfield hire

19 May 2017

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has announced the appointment […]

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Fenchurch Law appoints Morris to strengthen financial lines insurance disputes team

3 February 2017

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, announces the appointment of […]

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Fenchurch Law boosts insurance disputes team with three new appointments

13 September 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, announces the expansion of […]

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Fenchurch Law launches combined legal service and costs cover for policyholders with insurance claims disputes

28 July 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has launched Fenchurch Law […]

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Fenchurch Law: Insurance Law Firm of the Year

3 June 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law won the award for Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the 6th Post Magazine Claims Awards held […]

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Fenchurch Law trainee to qualify

2 June 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, one of the UK’s leading firms working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes are delighted […]

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Fenchurch Law boosts professions practice with associate appointment

3 May 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, one of the UK’s leading firms working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has expanded […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd shortlisted for Insurance Law Firm of the Year Award

12 April 2016

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law Ltd has been shortlisted for the second time for the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in the […]

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Construction and Professional Indemnity expert Amy Lacey joins Fenchurch Law

7 March 2016

By Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have announced that Amy Lacey has joined as a partner from Rosling King. Amy will […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd Move to 40 Lime Street

2 February 2016

By Michael Hayes

Please note that from Monday 1st February 2016 Fenchurch Law Ltd will have a new home in the heart of […]

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Fenchurch Law Grows its Expertise with Insurance Litigation Specialist Hire

15 October 2015

By Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have announced that John Curran has joined as a partner. John will concentrate on insurance […]

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Fenchurch Law moves up Legal 500 Rankings

18 September 2015

By Michael Hayes

The new Legal 500 rankings have been published and we are pleased to announce that Fenchurch Law has moved up […]

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Insurance Coverage Partner joins Fenchurch Law

16 July 2015

By Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have today announced that Jonathan Corman has joined as a partner. Jonathan has been an […]

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Fenchurch Law promotes Daniel Brooks to Associate Partner

7 May 2015

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the policyholder-focused coverage specialists, have promoted Daniel Brooks to Associate Partner. Daniel joined Fenchurch Law in 2014 and […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd shortlisted for Insurance Law Firm of the Year Award.

15 April 2015

By Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law Ltd has been shortlisted for the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Claims Awards 2015, […]

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Claims for compensation under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886

7 September 2011

By Michael Hayes

The Riot (Damages) Act 1886 is designed to compensate people and businesses which suffer losses following riots. It also enables […]

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Our comments on film finance schemes for the Financial Times

8 March 2010

By Michael Hayes

Film finance schemes are back in the news for the wrong reasons, with HMRC investigating claims for tax relief by […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #10 (The Bad). Orient-Express Hotels v Generali

29 September 2020

By James Breese

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An opinionated […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #9 (The Good). UK Acorn Finance Ltd v Markel (UK) Ltd

17 June 2020

By Nicola Bowen

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 Cases Every Policyholder Needs to Know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #8 (The Good). Thornton Springer v NEM Insurance Co Limited

27 February 2020

By Daniel Robin

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 Cases Every Policyholder Needs to Know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #7 (The Good). Woodford and Hillman -v- AIG

9 September 2019

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An opinionated […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #6 (The Bad). Orient-Express Hotels v Generali

1 July 2019

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #5 (The Ugly). AIG v Woodman

20 December 2018

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know.  An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #4 (The Good). The Orjula

9 November 2018

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #3 (The Ugly). Pioneer Concrete

27 February 2018

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #2 (The Ugly). Kosmar Villa Holidays plc

21 July 2017

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to the latest in the series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. An […]

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know. #1 (The Bad). Why Wayne Tank is wrongly decided.

11 April 2017

By Michael Hayes

Welcome to a new series of blogs from Fenchurch Law: 100 cases every policyholder needs to know.  An opinionated and […]

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Say hello, waive goodbye – waiver in insurance disputes

25 September 2020

Alex Rosenfield

Waiver involves a party abandoning some or all of its rights under a contract. The concept is broad, and arguments […]

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You have to be pulling my LEG(3)

24 September 2020

David Pryce & Rob Goodship

An unwelcome consequence of the London Market’s preference for including arbitration clauses in most types of commercial insurance policies, is […]

More

FCA Test Case Update – Judgment

15 September 2020

James Breese & Aaron Le Marquer

Today’s judgment in the FCA’s Test Case on Covid-19 Business Interruption coverage has provided some welcome good news for many […]

More

Fenchurch Law launches Fenchurch Advocacy Services

1 September 2020

Phil Taylor

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of solicitors focused exclusively on representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, is delighted to […]

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Fenchurch Law opens new office in Leeds

Daniel Robin

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of solicitors specialising exclusively in representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, is delighted to […]

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Government to fund replacement of non-ACM cladding systems on residential buildings

21 August 2020

Alex Rosenfield

On 11 March, the government announced that it would provide up to £1 billion in 2020/21 to fund the removal […]

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Covid-19 Business Interruption Update: Is another storm brewing?

3 August 2020

James Breese

With the FCA Test Case concluding last week, and judgment not expected until mid-September at the earliest, this blog looks […]

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: Further details of FCA Test Case

1 June 2020

Michael Hayes

The FCA has now published details of its proposed test case in which it seeks to determine a number of […]

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: FCA Invites Policyholder Submissions

15 May 2020

Michael Hayes

Further to its announcement on 1 May that it intended to seek a declaratory court ruling on common coverage issues […]

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FCA Takes the Lead – Fenchurch Law Covid-19 Business Interruption Briefing Note

4 May 2020

Michael Hayes

Since the designation of COVID-19 as a notifiable disease in England on 5 March, and the subsequent ratcheting of measures […]

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Coronavirus – Am I Covered? A Routemap to Recovery for Policyholders, Part 2

17 March 2020

Michael Hayes

Part 1 of this review examined the availability – or otherwise – of cover for losses under Business Interruption and […]

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Reinstatement re-stated

11 March 2020

Michael Hayes

In its recent judgment in Endurance Corporate Capital v Sartex (05/03/20), the Court of Appeal confirmed that, absent any contractual provision to […]

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Coronavirus – Am I Covered? A Routemap to Recovery for Policyholders, Part 1

6 March 2020

Michael Hayes

As the spread of COVID-19 gathers pace, there is increasing concern over not just the potential public health impact, but […]

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Ciara, Dennis and Ellen – an ABC (and CDE) of BI Claims

20 February 2020

Michael Hayes

As storms Ciara, Dennis and now Ellen batter extended parts of the UK, with some areas suffering the worst floods […]

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Fenchurch Law expands property coverage disputes team

18 February 2020

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Nicola Bowen […]

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Fenchurch Law celebrates a hat-trick!

5 February 2020

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes has received its third […]

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Fenchurch Law expands coverage dispute team with Le Marquer appointment

8 January 2020

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Aaron Le […]

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Unoccupied Buildings conditions – a trap for the unwary

7 January 2020

Alex Rosenfield

Properties become unoccupied in a number of different scenarios. In a residential context, this might be because the home is […]

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Appeal Courts Triumph for Structural Defects Policyholders: Manchikalapati v Zurich

19 December 2019

Amy Lacey

Leaseholders of flats in a development in Manchester have secured a major victory against Zurich Insurance under a standard form […]

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Consumer Insurance – A reminder of your rights and why you should not “avoid” fighting back

27 November 2019

Michael Hayes

Consumer insurance accounts for a large percentage of insurance purchased in the United Kingdom. It is therefore unsurprising that many […]

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Government to fund replacement of Grenfell-style cladding

11 November 2019

Michael Hayes

Almost 2 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the government has stepped in to speed up the removal and replacement […]

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Fenchurch Law launches “The Associate Series”

11 October 2019

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law’s new initiative, The Associate Series, is being launched with a view to sharing our knowledge and experience of […]

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Fenchurch Law adds Goodship to Construction Risks team

19 September 2019

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has appointed Rob Goodship […]

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Court of Appeal plunges into notification issues

17 May 2019

Jonathan Corman

In a Judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal considered for the first time in over ten years issues […]

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Young v Royal and Sun Alliance PLC

Michael Hayes

The Court of Session found that an insurer had not waived disclosure under the Insurance Act 2015 (“the Act”). The […]

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Zagora Management Limited & Others – v – Zurich Insurance PLC and others

11 March 2019

Michael Hayes

In this recent decision, the Technology and Construction Court allowed claims brought by the leaseholders under “Standard 10 Year New […]

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How to Annoy Judges

7 March 2019

Jonathan Corman

There wasn’t much law in the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Friends Life v Miley [2019] EWCA Civ 261, other than […]

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PII: What happened in 2018?

21 February 2019

Michael Hayes

A number of interesting cases relating to professional indemnity insurance passed through the courts in 2018, and this article looks […]

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Pallister Limited v (1) Fate Limited (in liquidation) (2) The National Insurance and Guarantee Corporation Limited (3) UK Insurance Limited

12 February 2019

Michael Hayes

In this recent decision in the Queen’s Bench Division, the court examined the meaning of “property belonging to” in the […]

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Building a Safer Future: Regulatory Reform on Combustible Cladding

20 January 2019

Amy Lacey

Following publication of the Hackitt Report in May 2018, the government has been under increasing pressure to implement effective reform […]

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Damages for late payment of insurance claims: some practical aspects

10 December 2018

Michael Hayes

The effects of an insured loss on an insured’s business can be financially devastating. It is in those times of […]

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Fenchurch Law expands coverage dispute team with triple hire

8 November 2018

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has made a trio […]

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Fenchurch Law awarded Investor In Customers “Gold” Award for client experience

23 October 2018

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm of policyholder-focused insurance dispute lawyers, have achieved a ‘gold’ award from the independent Investor […]

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Important decision for anyone involved in coverage disputes or Brokers’ E&O claims

5 October 2018

Michael Hayes

Dalamd Ltd v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Ltd [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm) Judgement by Mr Justice Butcher was handed down on […]

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Wheeldon Brothers Waste Limited v Millennium Insurance Company Limited

23 May 2018

Michael Hayes

In this recent pro-policyholder decision, the Court examined the construction of Conditions Precedent and Warranties. Here, the insurer attempted, rather […]

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Insurance Cover for Combustible Cladding

22 May 2018

Michael Hayes

Insurance Cover for Combustible Cladding Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety recommends radical integrated change to […]

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Contractors Beware: Defects Liability and Project Insurance Coverage

26 April 2018

Michael Hayes

Energy firm SSE Generation has been awarded in excess of £100m damages on appeal over a tunnel collapse nearly ten […]

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Avoid getting out of your depth with notifications – the Court considers the scope of notification in Euro Pools plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc

22 February 2018

Michael Hayes

In Euro Pools Plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc[1] the Court considered (amongst other things) the scope of […]

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Business Interruption Claims – Improving Outcomes for Policyholders

22 January 2018

Michael Hayes

Insurers are set to pay out a record $135 billion to cover losses from natural catastrophes in 2017, driven by […]

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Bluebon Ltd (in liquidation) – v – (1) Ageas (UK) Ltd (2) Aviva Insurance Ltd (3) Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd (2017)

Michael Hayes

What was the proper construction of an electrical installation inspection warranty? Bluebon Limited (‘Bluebon’) brought proceedings against their insurers, Ageas […]

More

Fenchurch Law recognised for claims dispute expertise with tier one ranking in Legal 500

23 October 2017

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has received a tier […]

More

Has the Enterprise Act Expanded the Duty of Fair Presentation?

13 October 2017

Michael Hayes

For more than a century after the Marine Insurance Act of 1906, the law relating to insurance contracts was a […]

More

Make your position plain: the duty on insurers to speak out

24 August 2017

Michael Hayes

In a judgment that will be welcomed by policyholders, the Court of Appeal has held that insurers have a duty […]

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BAE Systems Pension Funds – v – RSA

22 August 2017

Michael Hayes

Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 An analysis of the first judgment on the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) […]

More

Not Too Slender a Thread – Supreme Court decision in MT Højgaard v E.ON

10 August 2017

Michael Hayes

The Supreme Court has upheld an appeal concerning liability to comply with fitness for purpose obligations in a design and […]

More

The 1930 Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act – still relevant for years to come

1 August 2017

Michael Hayes

Shirley Anne Redman (suing as widow and administratix of the estate of Peter Redman) v (1) Zurich Insurance Plc (2) […]

More

Fenchurch Law continues expansion of insurance claims disputes capability with Hunter appointment

19 July 2017

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the leading UK firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has further expanded its […]

More

Fenchurch Law receives “Gold” Award for client care experience

14 July 2017

Michael Hayes

We’re delighted to announce that Fenchurch Law has received Investor in Customers’ Gold assessment award, recognising our commitment to client […]

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Dalecroft Properties Limited – v – Underwriters

27 June 2017

Michael Hayes

Dalecroft Properties Limited – v – Underwriters subscribing to Certificate Number 755/BA004/2008/OIS/00000282/2008/005 [2017] EWHC 1263 (Comm) This recent decision by […]

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Peel Port Shareholding Finance Company Ltd – v – Dornoch Ltd

19 June 2017

Michael Hayes

Can a Claimant obtain an order for pre-action disclosure against a solvent insured? The Claimant, Peel Port Shareholder Finance Company […]

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When is an individual a consumer for insurance purposes?

23 May 2017

Michael Hayes

The law distinguishes between businesses and consumers in many areas, with the consumer benefiting from a more favourable regime as […]

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Leeds Beckett University – v – Travelers Insurance Co Ltd

19 May 2017

Michael Hayes

A recent decision by the Technology and Construction Court has considered causation issues in the context of a property insurance […]

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Fenchurch Law strengthens professions insurance disputes capabilities with Rosenfield hire

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has announced the appointment […]

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Fenchurch Law receives third consecutive nomination for insurance law firm of the year

10 April 2017

Michael Hayes

Following our success at last year’s Post Magazine Claims Awards, we are proud to have been nominated again in 2017 […]

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Insurance Act 2015: Some Insurers Crying Foul

9 February 2017

Michael Hayes

When the Insurance Act 2015 came into force in August 2016, it was hailed as the biggest reform of this […]

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Fenchurch Law appoints Morris to strengthen financial lines insurance disputes team

3 February 2017

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, announces the appointment of […]

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No on-going obligation to assess if a claim is likely: Zurich -v- Maccaferri

16 January 2017

Michael Hayes

In a (predictably?) pro-policyholder decision, the Court of Appeal (Black and Christopher Clark LJJ) yesterday dismissed Insurers’ appeal. Instead it […]

More

Fenchurch Law boosts insurance disputes team with three new appointments

13 September 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, announces the expansion of […]

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Fenchurch Law launches combined legal service and costs cover for policyholders with insurance claims disputes

28 July 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the UK’s leading firm working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has launched Fenchurch Law […]

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Fenchurch Law: Insurance Law Firm of the Year

3 June 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law won the award for Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the 6th Post Magazine Claims Awards held […]

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Fenchurch Law trainee to qualify

2 June 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, one of the UK’s leading firms working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes are delighted […]

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Fenchurch Law boosts professions practice with associate appointment

3 May 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, one of the UK’s leading firms working exclusively for policyholders and brokers on complex insurance disputes, has expanded […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd shortlisted for Insurance Law Firm of the Year Award

12 April 2016

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law Ltd has been shortlisted for the second time for the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in the […]

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Construction and Professional Indemnity expert Amy Lacey joins Fenchurch Law

7 March 2016

Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have announced that Amy Lacey has joined as a partner from Rosling King. Amy will […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd Move to 40 Lime Street

2 February 2016

Michael Hayes

Please note that from Monday 1st February 2016 Fenchurch Law Ltd will have a new home in the heart of […]

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Fenchurch Law Grows its Expertise with Insurance Litigation Specialist Hire

15 October 2015

Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have announced that John Curran has joined as a partner. John will concentrate on insurance […]

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Fenchurch Law moves up Legal 500 Rankings

18 September 2015

Michael Hayes

The new Legal 500 rankings have been published and we are pleased to announce that Fenchurch Law has moved up […]

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Insurance Coverage Partner joins Fenchurch Law

16 July 2015

Michael Hayes

Insurance coverage specialists, Fenchurch Law, have today announced that Jonathan Corman has joined as a partner. Jonathan has been an […]

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Fenchurch Law promotes Daniel Brooks to Associate Partner

7 May 2015

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law, the policyholder-focused coverage specialists, have promoted Daniel Brooks to Associate Partner. Daniel joined Fenchurch Law in 2014 and […]

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Fenchurch Law Ltd shortlisted for Insurance Law Firm of the Year Award.

15 April 2015

Michael Hayes

Fenchurch Law Ltd has been shortlisted for the Insurance Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Claims Awards 2015, […]

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Claims for compensation under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886

7 September 2011

Michael Hayes

The Riot (Damages) Act 1886 is designed to compensate people and businesses which suffer losses following riots. It also enables […]

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10 things you need to know about the law

27 May 2010

Michael Hayes

1. If you have a small claim against a financial services professional: Financial Ombudsman Service: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk Part XVI of the […]

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Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

26 April 2010

Michael Hayes

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 which received Royal Assent on 25.03.2010 has amended previous legislation governing the […]

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Financial Services Act 2010 – class actions removed

Michael Hayes

The Financial Services Act 2010 received Royal Assent on 08.04.2010, being amongst the last few pieces of legislation rushed through […]

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Quinn Insurance enters administration

31 March 2010

Michael Hayes

Irish insurer Quinn Insurance, which has a substantial London Market presence, has gone into administration, leaving their policyholders in a […]

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Our comments on film finance schemes for the Financial Times

8 March 2010

Michael Hayes

Film finance schemes are back in the news for the wrong reasons, with HMRC investigating claims for tax relief by […]

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Our thoughts on the Jackson review

24 February 2010

Michael Hayes

Lord Justice Jackson’s review of litigation costs has two interrelated, but distinct strands. Firstly, he makes recommendations which are aimed […]

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Financial Services Bill progress

16 February 2010

Michael Hayes

The Financial Services Bill is due to receive its second reading in the House of Lords (when all aspects of […]

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Fenchurch Law twitter feed

8 February 2010

Michael Hayes

The Fenchurch Law twitter feed is now live!  From now on, we’ll be tweeting daily, helping to keep you up […]

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