Insurance & Reinsurance

Supreme Court set for BI Test Case Appeal

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an expedited leapfrog appeal in the FCA test case to determine whether certain business interruption policies respond to losses…

Professional indemnity insurance: Europools v RSA

Euro Pools v RSA is the first case in 10 years in which the Court of Appeal has considered the important topic of notifications and attachment…

Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2020: 4 New Square shortlisted for seven awards

We are delighted to announce that 4 New Square has been shortlisted for 7 awards at the 2020 Chambers & Partners Bar Awards. The awards…

Claims and circumstances: continuity of coverage in English insurance law

A look at how discontinuity of insurance coverage may arise for insurance policies written on a ‘claims made’ basis. This has particular resonance for professional persons…

FCA test case on the validity of business interruption claims

The FCA has brought a test case to determine whether certain business interruption policies respond to losses arising out of Covid-19. Five members of 4 New…

Fraud and all that – professionals who know too much

In this podcast, Jamie Smith KC, Helen Evans KC and Hannah Daly review where we are with dishonest assistance and unlawful means conspiracy claims after Group…

Insurance Blog Post: The limits of contractual discretion: UK Acorn Finance Limited v Markel (UK) Limited [2020] EWHC 922 (Comm)

In UK Acorn Finance Limited v Markel (UK) Limited, HHJ Pelling QC applied the Supreme Court’s decision in Braganza v BP Shipping Limited [2015] UKSC 17 in the context…

Insurance Blog Post: Avoidance for Material Non-Diclosure: Niramax Group Limited v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 535 (Comm)

In Niramax Group Limited v Zurich Insurance Plc [2020] EWHC 535 (Comm) the High Court considered the principles applicable to cases of avoidance for material non-disclosure, in a…

COVID-19 – Will Insurance Come To The Rescue?

Richard Liddell KC (4 New Square) and Sarah McNally (Herbert Smith Freehills) have received various questions regarding insurance coverage in the wake of COVID-19.  In this…

The COVID-19 challenge: insurance coverage in the time of lock-down

In this article written for Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Neil Hext KC and Mark Cullen of 4 New Square provide guidance on the main types of…



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