Beecham Peacock Solicitors LLP v Enterprise Insurance Company Plc and others

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The claimant (BPL) a limited liability partnership and a successor practice of Beecham Peacock Solicitors (BPS) claimed legitimately incurred disbursements incurred on behalf of its clients from the defendant insurance companies. The defendants defence was that as BPS was not a party to the insurance policies it had no right of action against the insurers. Second it was contended that in breach of reg 4(2)(e)(ii) of the Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000 BPS had failed to disclose its interest in recommending the contract of insurance. The defendants applied to strike out the claim and/or for summary judgment. The Queen's Bench dismissed the application.

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