‘Modern Slavery and the Liability of an Insurer: Court Rejects Argument that Insurers are Liable to Indemnify “Employers” in Modern Slavery Case’

“In the decision today in Komives and Another v Hick Lane Bedding Ltd and Another [2021] EWHC 3139 (QB) Mrs Justice May refused the claimants’ appeal on the issue of whether an insurer was entitled to avoid an employer’s liability policy when the employer had been involved in ‘modern slavery’. The judge stated that to hold otherwise was to effectively drive a coach and horses through many of the established tenets of insurance law …” (more)

[Gordon Exall, Civil Litigation Brief, 24 November]

First posted 2021-11-26 10:00:57

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