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Clare Baker


150 rankings for Outer Temple Barristers by Legal 500 UK 2023

The Legal 500 UK 2023 Rankings have been announced and Outer Temple Chambers is delighted with the results. With over 60 barristers now holding rankings across 27 practice areas and some glowing feedback, we are honoured to have been described as a “go-to set” once again. We are particularly delighted that the hard work of our juniors has been noticed and would like to congratulate Bianca Venkata and Victoria Brown for their elevation from Rising Stars to a Tiered ranking. As they now start working their way up the ranks we welcome four new juniors into the Rising Stars category; Alex Cisneros, Carin Hunt, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. Congratulations also to Alex Haines, Clare Baker, David Haines, Joshua Hitchens…

News 29 Sep, 2022

FCA v Arch Insurance – the Supreme Court’s view

Clare Baker summarises the judgment from the Supreme Court in FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2021] UKSC 1 and explores the next steps for policyholders. In the last edition of this newsletter, Clare Baker discussed the High Court’s judgment in the business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA on behalf of policyholders affected by the COVID-19 outbreak which can be read here. The judgment was broadly favourable to the FCA (and therefore policyholders) although it did not find that the defendant insurers were liable across all of the sample policy wording. Both sides appealed parts of the judgment using the “leapfrog” procedure and the Supreme Court heard the appeals from 16-19 November 2020 by video…

Legal Blogs 11 Mar, 2021

FCA v Arch – Business, interrupted

Clare Baker explores what the business interruption insurance test case, FCA v Arch, means for insurers and policyholders. On 15 September 2020, the High Court (Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice Butcher) handed down its judgment in the business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA on behalf of policyholders affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of the case, the Court was asked to determine the correct construction of certain business interruption policy terms by reference to a set of agreed facts. The Court had 21 lead policies to consider from eight insurers (Arch, Argenta, Ecclesiastical, Hiscox, MS Amlin, QBE, Royal & Sun Alliance and Zurich).  The FCA estimated that in addition to the particular policies chosen for…

News 26 Oct, 2020

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