10 in 10: Episode 8: The FCA test-case

9 November, 2020

In episode 8 of the Essex Court Chambers ’10 in 10′ podcast, Stephen Houseman QC will be joined by James Collins QC and Jeremy Brier to discuss the FCA test case on Business Interruption Insurance (BI).

The case, which led to an expedited trial in July 2020, sought legal clarity on the proper meaning and effect of certain BI insurance wording during the Covid-19 crisis and a specially constituted Commercial Court handed down judgment in September 2020.

The Supreme Court has since granted permission to appeal to all parties in the case. The appeal will be heard on an expedited basis in mid-November 2020.

As a result of this recent announcement, we consider that it would be sensible to take the unusual step of postponing this week’s episode of the ’10 in 10′ podcast, which was due to be on the first instance judgment of the case, given that its findings are now the subject of an appeal.

We will do a separate podcast on this important case as soon as the Supreme Court give their judgment, which you will be able to find here.