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Scher and Others v Policyholders Protection Board and Others Ackman v Same: HL 1 Sep 1993

The Court of Appeal had defined the expression ‘any liability . . under the terms of any policy’ in wide terms. An insurance policy is a UK one, if the obligations to be performed might have been part of a UK operation.Lord Mustill criticised an attempt by the judge to construe a statute in a … Continue reading Scher and Others v Policyholders Protection Board and Others Ackman v Same: HL 1 Sep 1993

Woolwich Building Society v Taylor and Another: ChD 17 May 1994

A person requesting third party information under the Act, must first establish a claim sufficient to justify the right claimed. The third party claimant’s right against the insured arose at the time when the claimant suffered a loss but that the right of the insured to sue his insurer in respect of the liability he … Continue reading Woolwich Building Society v Taylor and Another: ChD 17 May 1994

AXA General Insurance Ltd and Others v Lord Advocate and Others: SC 12 Oct 2011

Standing to Claim under A1P1 ECHR The appellants had written employers’ liability insurance policies. They appealed against rejection of their challenge to the 2009 Act which provided that asymptomatic pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestosis should constitute actionable harm for the purposes of an action of damages for personal injury. Held: The insurers’ appeals failed. … Continue reading AXA General Insurance Ltd and Others v Lord Advocate and Others: SC 12 Oct 2011

Post Office v Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Ltd: CA 1967

A contract of insurance provided an indemnity for ‘all sums which the insured shall become legally liable to pay as compensation in respect of loss of property’. The claim was by the Post Office against a contractor, Potters, for damaging one of their cables which in consequence the Post Office had to repair. Before the … Continue reading Post Office v Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Ltd: CA 1967

Socony Mobil Oil Co Inc and others v West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association Ltd (Padri Island) (No 2); Firma CF-Trade SA v Similar (The ‘Fant’): HL 14 Jun 1990

The House was asked as to the effect of section 1(3) of the 1930 Act on policies including ‘pay or be paid’ clauses.
Held: The central question was whether the condition of prior payment was rendered of no effect by section 1(3) of the Act of . .

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