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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

03/07/2020

FCA test case to assess business interruption insurance policies

FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others

Philip Edey QC and Susannah Jones are acting for policyholders in the test case brought by the FCA to decide whether sample business interruption insurance policies respond to losses caused by COVID-19.

This is the first case ever brought within the Financial List Test Case Scheme and is likely to be the most significant insurance litigation for many years. The FCA aim to obtain declarations which will provide clarity and certainty for the many insureds who have been suffering substantial financial loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

Philip and Susannah, instructed by Sonia Campbell of Mishcon de Reya LLP, represent a group of insureds within the hospitality and retail sectors (“HIGA”). The test case originally involved only the FCA, as claimant, and eight insurers, with no participation from policyholders. However, at the CMC on 26 June 2020, HIGA applied for, and was granted, permission to intervene and participate at trial.

Relevant members
Philip Edey QC Susannah Jones
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