Barbara Fontana (Administratrix of the Estate of Alan Neil Gosley Deceased) v Skandia Life Assurance Ltd and Molesworths (a Firm): CA 14 Dec 2000

The deceased took out pension and life policies. After failure to make payments they were suspended. The savings element was re-instated, but the deceased did not return the statement as to his health. At first instance the court held the insurance to have been revived.
Held: The correspondence could not be read as offering to re-instate the life insurance without the form. The correspondence was on the basis that the claimant and her solicitors tacitly were not challenging the refusal to pay the life claim.


[2000] EWCA Civ 325




England and Wales


CitedGibson v Manchester City Council HL 8-Mar-1979
The plaintiff sought specific performance of what he said was a contract for the sale of land.
Held: The appeal succeeded. In a case where a contract is alleged to have been made by an exchange of correspondence between the parties, in which . .
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Updated: 31 May 2022; Ref: scu.147358