Revell v London General Insurance Co: 1934

MacKinnon J said: ‘if there is an ambiguity in this question so that upon one view of the reasonable meaning which is conveyed to the reasonable reader of it the answer was not false, the company cannot say that on the other meaning of the words the answer was untrue so as to invalidate the policy’.


MacKinnon J


[1934] 50 Lloyd’s Rep 114


England and Wales

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CitedCheltenham Borough Council v Laird QBD 15-Jun-2009
The council sought damages saying that their former chief executive had not disclosed her history of depressive illness when applying for her job.
Held: The replies were not dishonest as the form could have been misconstrued. The claim failed. . .
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Contract, Insurance

Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.346904