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Posted in Case reports, UK

UK: Reinsurers entitled to reject “spiking” of mesothelioma losses

In the first judgment to provide guidance on the allocation of mesothelioma liabilities at a reinsurance level, the Court of Appeal in Equitas Insurance Limited v Municipal Mutual Insurance Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 718 has ruled that insurers cannot choose to allocate their full loss to whichever reinsurance policy would produce the maximum recovery, ie

Posted in Case reports, UK

UK: Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch (Appellant) v International Energy Group Limited (Respondent)

The Supreme Court yesterday overturned the Court of Appeal‘s judgment in Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch v International Energy Group Limited [2015] UKSC 33.  This case dealt with the law in Guernsey on exposure to asbestos where there is no equivalent to the Compensation Act 2006.  The case concerned whether an insurer is liable to

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Meso Compensation Scheme – Update

Following on from our blog post on 3 December 2014, the Government has announced that from 10 February 2015 mesothelioma sufferers will see their potential payments under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (“DMPS”) increase. The Department for Work and Pensions issued a press release on 10 February stating that compensation will rise to match 100%

Posted in Market developments, UK

UK: Meso Compensation Scheme Now Open

Following on from our posts on this subject on 19 March 2014 and 19 February 2014, we can now report that the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (the “Scheme”), established under the Mesothelioma Act 2014, opened in late April to applications by eligible victims of mesothelioma. The purpose of the Scheme is to assist those victims