Laws and others v The Society of Lloyd’s: CA 19 Dec 2003

The applicants sought to amend earlier pleadings to add a claim that their human rights had been infringed by the 1982 Act, which gave the respondents certain immunities.
Held: The Human Rights Act 1998 was not retrospective. At the time when it should have been made, the amendment would have been doomed to failure by virtue of the 1982 Act. Lloyd’s had an accrued right under section 14(3) of the 1982 Act, namely that they had no liability in damages except where bad faith could be established. S3(1) of the HRA could not be used to construe section 14(3) of the Lloyd’s Act in such a way as to alter that accrued right, which depended upon the way in which section 14(3) would be construed but for section 3 of the HRA.
Lord Justice Clarke Lord Justice Waller Lord Justice Chadwick
[2003] EWCA Civ 1887, Times 23-Jan-2004
European Convention on Human Rights 6, Lloyd’s Act 1982 14(3), Human Rights Act 1998 3
England and Wales
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See AlsoSociety of Lloyd’s v Laws and others ComC 28-Jan-2004
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