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Avondale Exhibitions Limited v Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited [2018] EWHC 1311 (QB): the extent of a broker’s duty to advise an insured about disclosure of material facts
Katie Powell
| 31st May 2018

Avondale Exhibitions v Arthur J Gallagher concerned a claim by a company against its insurance broker arising from an insurer’s decision to decline cover.
In giving judgment for the defendant insurance broker, HHJ Keyser Q.C. (i) endorsed the statements of David Steel J in Jones v Environcom Limited [2010] EWHC 759 (Comm) and Flaux Jin Synergy Health (UK) Limited v CGU Insurance Plc [2010] EWHC 2583 (Comm) as to the scope of an insurance broker’s duties, and (ii) held that the lack of expert evidence significantly limited, albeit did not altogether exclude, the possibility of a finding that the insurance broker had acted in breach of its duty to exercise reasonable skill and care.
Clare Dixon of 4 New Square, instructed by Simmons & Simmons, successfully represented Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited. The decision is considered by Katie Powell of 4 New Square.

The Role of Good Faith in Construction Contracts
Sir Rupert Jackson
| 24th May 2018

Lecture by Sir Rupert Jackson at the 11th International Conference on Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Mauritius on 24th May 2018. 

Arbitration: Is it still fit for purpose?
Sir Rupert Jackson
| 23rd May 2018

Keynote speech by Sir Rupert Jackson at the 11th International Conference on Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Mauritius on 23rd May 2018.

P&P Property Limited v Owen White & Catlin, LLP Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon de Reya [2016] EWCA Civ. 1082
Nicole Sandells QC and Nicholas Broomfield
| 23rd May 2018

Dreamvar - revolution or reprise? Has anything really changed? by Nicole Sandells QC and Nick Broomfield of 4 New Square.

Conspiracy & proper pleading; Rome II and place of damage (MX1 Ltd & Anr v Farahzad)
Matthew Bradley
| 22nd May 2018

MX1 Ltd v Farahzad - Matthew Bradley analyses the latest in a line of decisions concerning the proper pleading of conspiracy claims. First published by LexisNexis on 14 May 2018.