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Supreme Court judgment will come as a relief for liability insurers – Ralph Fearnhead in Lexis Nexis

Posted on 31 October 2019. Source: Lexis Nexis

Managing Associate Ralph Fearnhead was quoted in Lexis Nexis, discussing the Supreme Court judgment in Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ, in which it overturned the decisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal to make a non-party costs order against Travelers Insurance Company. Commenting on the earlier first instance and Court of Appeal decisions Ralph said;

‘[The decisions] could be seen as harsh on liability insurers who are in many cases obliged to conduct the defence of their claimants irrespective of whether all of the claims against them are within the scope of cover. Those decisions posed a significant and unquantifiable risk for liability insurers so the fact that they have now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court will come as a huge relief to them.’

Read Ralph's full comment and the article here (previously published on Lexis Nexis)

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