Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey has largely reestablished orthodox principles of how to value bungled litigation, but it may be difficult to apply the exception to those principles which it has derived from the authorities.
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  EWHC 759 (Comm) and Flaux Jin Synergy Health (UK) Limited v CGU Insurance Plc  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.
Lecture by Sir Rupert Jackson at the 11th International Conference on Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Mauritius on 24th 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.
Dreamvar - revolution or reprise? Has anything really changed? by Nicole Sandells QC and Nick Broomfield of 4 New Square.