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Jervis Blog: What does Environmental Liability Insurance Cover?

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What does ELI Cover? 

There are many forms of liability insurance including public liability insurance, employer’s liability insurance, director and officers insurance. But none of these generally provide adequate cover for environmental liabilities. Due to the toughening up of environmental laws in the UK, the costs of defense and clean up can be very expensive for businesses.

Environmental liability Insurance generally responds to the cost of repairing environmental damage arising from both common law claims, and claims arising from UK and EU legislation.

Specifically, ELI provides cover for:

Both sudden pollution and gradual pollution
First […]

Jervis Insurance History Blog: Old Lloyd’s Building

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The first Lloyd’s building at 12 Leadenhall Street had been built on this site in 1928. In 1958, due to a significant  expansion of the market, a new building was constructed across the road at 51 Lime Street (now the site of the Willis Building. Lloyd’s now occupied the Heysham Building and the Cooper Building.

By the 1970s Lloyd’s had again outgrown these two buildings and proposed to extend the Cooper Building. In 1978, the corporation ran an architectural competition which attracted designs from various architects. Lloyd’s commissioned Richard Rogers to redevelop the site, and the […]

Jervis Insurance History Blog: Origins of the Warsaw Convention

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On 17 August 1923, it was first the French government that proposed the convening of a diplomatic conference  for the purpose of concluding a convention relating to liability in international carriage by air. The conference was formally deferred on two occasions due to reluctant behavior of the governments of various nations to act on such a short notice without the knowledge of the proposed convention. Finally, in the latter part of 1923, the first conference met in Paris to study the draft convention. Since most of the participants were diplomats accredited to the French government and not professionals, it was […]

Jervis Blog: Renewable Energy: Wind Power – A lesson in having proper foundations

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There have been reported continuing issues of foundation failure on wind turbines. This issue was given some focus in Højgaard A/S v E.On Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited and another [2017] UKSC 59, where a miscalculation in the strength of the turbines’ foundations resulted in approximately €26 m of remedial costs. In the end, despite having exercised reasonable care and skill, the contractor was found to be liable for breaching a warranty that the foundations would be “fit for purpose […]

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