Insurance & Reinsurance

Douglas James joins 4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers is delighted to announce that commercial junior, Douglas…

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Helen Evans KC Appointed Chair of Appeal Committee of CIMA

We are delighted to announce that Helen Evans KC has been appointed…

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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…

Sporting Event Cancellation Insurance: Will it play ball or be kicked into touch?

By RICHARD LIDDELL KC, 4 NEW SQUARE AND SARAH MCNALLY, PARTNER,  HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS Many events, including music, theatre, conferences and exhibitions have been cancelled or…

Insurance Law in 2019: a year in review

Informa have published Insurance law in 2019: a year in review, written by Neil Hext KC and Tom Asquith. The review highlights some of the more important…

Success in the Court of Appeal – Endurance Corporate Capital Limited v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 308

In a decision which will come as a surprise to some members of the insurance market, in Endurance Corporate Capital Limited v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited [2020]…

Insurance Blog Post: Indemnification on the Reinstatement Basis: Endurance Corporate Capital Limited v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 308

In Endurance Corporate Capital Limited v Sartex Quilts & Textiles Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 308, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that an insured is generally entitled to…



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Four Fundamentals of Limitation Periods in Contract and Tort Claims

By Carl Troman, Barrister and Mediator at 4 New Square Four key points…

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Stay of proceedings before serving a claim form

What should claimants do when limitation is about to expire? Noting…

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Why are there so many cases against lawyers for contempt of court?

There has been a spate of cases in the past couple of…

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