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Canelhas Comercio Importacao E Exportacao Ltd -v- Wooldridge

26th Jul 2004

[2005] 1 All ER (Comm) 43; [2004] Lloyd’s Rep IR 915

Julia Dias acted in this matter – Construction of hold-up / robbery limit in jeweller’s block policy

Insurance – Contract of insurance – Construction of terms – Lloyd’s jewellers’ block policy – Special conditions – Hold-up or robbery limit clause – Director of assured being kidnapped – Kidnappers holding director’s family and ordering him to go to assured’s office to take jewellery – Director taking jewellery from office – Whether circumstances of incident falling within hold-up or robbery limit clause.

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