Euro Pools plc v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc – decision of the Court of Appeal on insurance notifications

Judgment has been handed down in this appeal, which concerns notifications to professional indemnity insurance policies.  The main point at issue was whether a claim for remedial works by the claimant attached to the first or second of two successive policies.  The case is the first since HLB Kidsons in which the Court of Appeal has given detailed consideration to the construction and effect of notifications to professional indemnity policies.  All counsel in the case were from 4 New Square: Jonathan Hough QC and George Spalton for the appellant (RSA); and Ben Elkington QC and Josh Folkard for the respondent (Euro Pools).  The judgment can be found here.

The Court of Appeal’s decision is considered by Jamie Smith QC in this blog post titled The scope of an insured’s notification of circumstances: Euro Pools Plc v. Royal and Sun Alliance Plc [2019] EWCA Civ 808 on our Insurance Blog InsuranceLaw.London.