COVID-19 and business interruption insurance—cover for ‘Plague’ (Rockliffe Hall v Travelers Insurance)

In a recent article written for LexisNexis UK PSL Insurance & Reinsurance, Martyn Naylor looks at the recent High Court decision in Rockliffe Hall v Travelers Insurance. One of the many topical insurance issues left unresolved by the recent Supreme Court ‘test case’ on business interruption insurance is whether there was cover for losses arising from […]

17th March 2021

Supreme Court decision in FCA business interruption insurance test case

The Supreme Court has handed down the final judgment in the case of The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Others. The Business interruption insurance test case determines whether existing business interruption insurance policies will cover policy holders for business lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel Ansell QC and Martyn Naylor […]

15th January 2021

FCA Business Interruption insurance test case

The Commercial Court has handed down judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v. Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). These expedited proceedings concerned numerous sample wordings of business interruption policies from eight leading insurers and were commenced in June 2020, leading to an urgent two week […]

17th September 2020

Alexander Hickey QC and Martyn Naylor Successful in Appeal Hearing Regarding the Consumer Rights Act 2015

On 4 May 2018, Alexander Hickey QC and Martyn Naylor were successful in an appeal hearing which will be of interest to all contractors who carry out domestic construction projects. The case itself concerned two contracts for the installation of a fitted kitchen and other bespoke installation works between a consumer, Mr Kharlamov, and a […]

29th May 2018

IRLA YPG Seminar – 22nd September 2016

Martyn Naylor will be speaking at the IRLA YPG Link & Learn All Change seminar on 22nd September. He will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Versloot Dredging (which was handed down 20 July 2016) and its impact on fraudulent insurance claims. The seminar will be held at Sidley Austin LLP, Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall […]

UK Reforms Raise Questions for Bermuda

4 Pump Court’s Martyn Naylor looks at the changes that are affecting the UK’s professional services market focusing on the challenges Insurance and Finance are now facing out of the public eye. The UK’s financial sector is often in the media nowadays, and rarely for the right reasons. There sometimes seems to be a rule […]

21st August 2015

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