Session 15: Who knew? Fraud and Professional Indemnity Insurance

28 February 2024

Speakers: Alison Padfield KC and Diarmuid Laffan

In this informal discussion, Alison Padfield KC and Diarmuid Laffan will consider the impact of the insured’s fraud on professional indemnity policy coverage, and in particular whose knowledge counts and for what purposes. The session will include the duty of fair presentation of the risk under the Insurance Act 2015, construction of policy wordings, and condonation of fraud after Axis v Discovery Land in the Court of Appeal.

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Alison Padfield KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

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Call: 2014



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