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Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd And Others v Barbon Insurance Group Ltd And Others Lockton Companies International Ltd (Third Party)

12th Dec 2009

[2010] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. IR 149, [2009] Lloyd’s Rep. IR 464; [2008] Lloyd’s Rep. IR 676

Alistair Schaff Q.C. led Michael Holmes; Adam Fenton Q.C. and Julia Dias Q.C.; and Sioban Healy. A professional negligence action against insurance brokers in a case raising issues as to the extent of brokers’ duties, contributory negligence and causation of loss.

Insurance (professional indemnity) — Producing broker instructed to place excess layer insurance — Producing broker wrongly instructing placing broker to limit cover — Construction of policy — Rectification — Liability of producing broker to assured — Contributory negligence — Liability of placing broker to producing broker.