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BRAGANZA v BP SHIPPING LTD AND ANOTHER (THE "BRITISH UNITY")

Lloyd's Law Reports

BRAGANZA v BP SHIPPING LTD AND ANOTHER (THE "BRITISH UNITY")

[2015] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 240

SUPREME COURT

Before Lord NEUBERGER,Lord HALE,Lord KERR,Lord WILSON,Lord HODGE

Contract – Death benefits – Crew member disappearing at sea – Employer refusing to pay contractual death benefits on basis that death was suicide and therefore resulted from "wilful default" – Whether employer misdirected itself in law – Whether employer's opinion as to cause of death reasonable.

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