3PB’s David Berkley QC and Neil Fawcett issue challenge to business on making insurance claims arising from Covid-19

29th April 2020

Two of 3PB’s specialist commercial litigation barristers, David Berkley QCDavid Berkley QCCall: 1979Silk: 1999, 3PB’s Head of Chambers and Neil FawcettNeil FawcettCall: 2006 have reviewed business insurance claims arising from the current Coronavirus pandemic. Their review points out that some insurance companies deliberately sought to exclude respiratory diseases from their policy following the outbreak of SARS in 2003; and recommends that businesses should conduct a detailed examination of their business interruption policy wording.

The article also reviews size of claims, how to claim and likely court proceedings and states that there is no reason why cases cannot proceed via telephone or video hearings.

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3PB’s highly experienced commercial litigation barristers are advising a number of solicitors in relation to insurance companies declinature of business interruption insurance claims, if you want to instruct counsel or have clients who want to explore their legal position please contact 3PB’s Commercial Group for further information via David Fielder or James Parks.

David Fielder - Email: david.fielder@3pb.co.uk / Telephone: 07853 246 428

James Parks  - Email: james.parks@3pb.co.uk / Telephone: 07968 289 252