Yaqoob and Another v Royal Insurance (Uk) Ltd: CA 25 May 2006

Appeal against refusal of insurance company to pay on fire loss claim. Building entered by intruders with key.
Held: ‘If after hearing the evidence the judge had been left in the position that he could not be satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the fire was not started by Mr Yaqoob or with his connivance, then the claim would fail.’ The judge’s decision in favour of the insured could not stand, and the matter should not be remitted for retrial.
[2006] EWCA Civ 885
England and Wales
CitedAkerhielm v De Mare PC 1959
A company prospectus contained the following: ‘About a third of the capital has already been subscribed in Denmark.’ Though the directors believed this to be true, it was not true at the time the prospectus was issued.
Held: The statement was . .

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Updated: 30 January 2021; Ref: scu.242964