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Summary of Recent Cases, April 2019

15/04/19. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

R&S Pilling (T/A Phoenix Engineering) v UK Insurance Ltd [2019] UKSC 16

The Supreme Court decided that a policy of motor insurance did not cover damage caused to a third party's premises, arising from a fire which the insured had caused whilst repairing his car on those premises. The significance of the case lies in the Supreme Court's approach to construing the policy in light of s.145(3)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 ('the RTA 1988').

The facts were that the appellant insurer had provided H with a policy of motor insurance. Clause 1a of the policy booklet provided...

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