News Subrogation in insurance law: a mystery wrapped in an enigma? Are we any clearer since the Court of Appeal decisions in Rathbone v Novae and Gard Marine v China National Chartering?

Subrogation in insurance law: a mystery wrapped in an enigma? Are we any clearer since the Court of Appeal decisions in Rathbone v Novae and Gard Marine v China National Chartering?

On 20th July 2015 in the presentation rooms on the 11th floor of the Lloyd's building, BILA will host an evening presentation on the important topic of insurance subrogation.

The speakers will be Dominic Kendrick QC and Mark Pring, head of Insurance at Addleshaw Goddard, who acted in the recent Court of Appeal decisions on the issue, Rathbone Brothers Plc & Anor v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1464 and Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 16.

BILA is honoured that Lord Justice Aikens has kindly agreed to chair the event and to give an introduction on the topic of subrogation.

The presentations will cover the following points:

  • The doctrine of subrogation in insurance contracts 
  • Subrogation rights in practice and the difficulties that arise 
  • Joint insureds: the impact of the Rathbone and Gard cases 

Speakers:

Richard Aikens was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1973. He took silk in 1986. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 1999 and was elevated to the Court of Appeal and made a Privy Councillor in 2008. He is the immediate past President of BILA.

Dominic Kendrick QC has practised since 1981 from 7 King’s Bench Walk. He took silk in 1997. He specialises in insurance and international trade. He was successful lead counsel in both the Rathbone and Gard cases (so far! - the Gard case is now going to the Supreme Court). In insurance, he is particularly known for work in cases concerning aggregation, professional indemnity (acting for the Law Society) and offshore risks.

Mark Pring is a partner in the litigation team and Head of Insurance at Addleshaw Goddard. Mark has extensive experience in handling high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes (including cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings). His practice has a strong focus on insurance and reinsurance work, including in relation to professional indemnity, financial institutions risks, D&O, property, energy and construction classes of business.

Cost: £15 for members of BILA; £25 for non-members

Ticket prices include attendance at the presentation and the reception beforehand.

To register your attendence please go to http://www.bila.org.uk/events/

 

published on 24th Jun 2015