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ZURICH INSURANCE PLC UK BRANCH v INTERNATIONAL ENERGY GROUP LTD; ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INSURERS (INTERVENING); ASBESTOS VICTIM SUPPORT GROUP FORUM UK (INTERVENING)

LLR: Insurance & Reinsurance

ZURICH INSURANCE PLC UK BRANCH v INTERNATIONAL ENERGY GROUP LTD; ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INSURERS (INTERVENING); ASBESTOS VICTIM SUPPORT GROUP FORUM UK (INTERVENING)

[2015] Lloyd's Rep. IR 598

SUPREME COURT

Before Lord Neuberger,Lord Mance,Lord Clarke,Lord Sumption,Lord Reed,Lord Carnwath,Lord Hodge

Insurance (employers’ liability) – Asbestos – Mesothelioma – Insurer on risk for six years – Employee exposed to asbestos for 27 years by same employer – Whether insurer liable for entire 27 years – Right of insurer to contribution from other insurers on risk – Right of recoupment against assured employer for periods without insurance – Allocation of defence costs – Compensation Act 2006, section 3 – Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 – Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 – Mesothelioma Act 2014 – Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 and 2010.

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