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Case review 12-02-2021
The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Okpabi and others (Appellants) v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another (Respondents) [12.02.21].
London Market casualty insurers are experiencing increased notifications for climate change related tort claims pursued against “Big Oil” defendants in the USA and other jurisdictions. We outline the headline policy coverage issues arising from these claims and whether the experience of other jurisdictions will be replicated in the UK.
Environmental Impairment Liability: is the London Market prepared for climate change related claims?
Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) policies have become a well-established, if somewhat misunderstood, product in the London Market. In this article, we consider whether EIL policies are capable of responding to climate change related risks.