Earlier this year, the Commercial Court found in favour of a number of publicans in a business interruption test case surrounding losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Insurance & Reinsurance Departments published a briefing on the outcome of the test case here.

In this new briefing, we consider the learnings from the judgment and the interpretation tools used by the Commercial Court in interpreting the policy wording including:

  • "Text in Context" Approach;
  • The "Insured Peril";
  • The Meaning of "Following";
  • Causation;
  • The Counterfactual Position; and
  • Indemnity Considerations.

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