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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

17/03/2020

Andrew Dinsmore instructed on Covid-19 business interruption coverage

Andrew Dinsmore has been instructed to advise a multi-million pound chain of high-profile restaurants on their business interruption coverage under their Combined ‘All Risks’ Policy with a major international insurer, following the Government’s advice on Covid-19.

As part of this advice, he has considered the ambit of “Notifiable Diseases” in circumstances where (i) there were no reported cases of Covid-19 within the jurisdiction at the time the policy was entered into, and (ii) the Government’s position that people are ‘strongly advised’ not to visit restaurants but are not banned from doing so.

Further, he has advised on the client’s rights under s. 13A of the Insurance Act 2015 to be paid within a reasonable period of time and the best steps that the client can take to preserve their position including notification requirements and the appropriate approach to collecting evidence in support of a lost profit claim.

Alongside Andrew’s insurance practice, he acts in shipbuilding, offshore construction, commodities and fraud (including cyber-security). He has experience of force majeure clauses and urgent interim relief such that he is able to advise on Covid-19 in these contexts.

Andrew is public access qualified and able to accept instructions directly in appropriate cases.

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