Notification in Professional Indemnity Policies

In this 45-minute video David Pliener and Tom Bell, specialist barristers from Hardwicke, discuss notification in the context of claims made policies.

They begin by explaining the structure of claims made policies, before moving on to cover the main issues arising from notification provisions, including:

  • The implications of failing to notify
  • The threshold for notification
  • Notification under excess layer policies
  • The scope of what can or should be notified

Cases referenced:

  • Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada v Guardian Insurance Co (2006) 267 DLR (4th)
  • Milton Keynes BC v Nulty [2013] EWCA Civ 15
  • HLB Kidsons (A Firm) v Lloyd's Underwriters [2008] EWCA Civ 1206
  • Maccaferri Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc [2015] EWHC 1708 (Comm)
  • Hamptons Residential Ltd v Field [1998] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 248
  • King v Brandywine Reinsurance Co (UK) Ltd [2004] EWHC 1033 (Comm)
  • Kajima UK Engineering Ltd v Underwriter Insurance Co Ltd [2008] EWHC 83 (TCC)
  • J Rothschild Assurance Plc v Collyear [1998] C.L.C. 1697
  • McManus v European Risk Insurance Co hf [2013] EWCA Civ 1545

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Date:Published Wednesday 21 October 2015
Duration:0.75 hours
CPD hours:1 hour

David Pliener


Tom Bell


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