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Scott -v- Copenhagen Reinsurance Co. (UK) Ltd

16th May 2003

[2003] Lloyd’s Rep IR 696; [2003] 2 All ER (Comm) 190

Dominc Kendrick Q.C. and Adam Fenton Q.C. acted in this case concerning the loss of Kuwaiti and a BA aircraft in the Gulf war. It is a leading CA case on aggregation of claims ‘arising out of one event’.

Reinsurance (war risks) – Aggregation – Aircraft seized at Kuwait Airport by invading Iraqi forces – Reinsurance covering all losses arising from one event – Whether seizure of aircraft one event – Actual total loss – Whether loss occurred on seizure of aircraft.