Disclosure of Insurance and Defendant's Means
XYZ V VARIOUS DEFENDANTS  EWHC 3643 (QB)
This was a group litigation in which nearly a thousand women sought damages from companies running private hospitals for supplying to them defective implants manufactured by the French company, PIP, for use in breast implant surgery. A significant number of the Claimants also brought actions against the providers of credit cards pursuant to the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (as amended by the 2006 Act). The total value of the claims was in the region of £13m, plus costs on both sides.
QUINN DIRECT INSURANCE LIMITED V LAW SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES  EWCA Civ 805
This case involved a firm of solicitors, South Bank Solicitors who were closed down by the Solicitors Regulations Authority for failure to comply with accounts rules and suspected dishonesty. Disciplinary proceedings were commenced by the Authority in June 2007 and intervention took place in October 2007. From the 1st October 2007 to the 30th September 2008, the professional indemnity insurer of South Bank Solicitors was Quinn Insurance.