The fraudulent devices principle now appears to be past praying for

Georgia Hicks reviews the recent decision in Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1349 in Issue 128 of the British Insurance Law Association Journal.

She explores the history of the fraudulent devices principle, the issues that were occupying Popplewell J at first instance, how these were addressed by the Court of Appeal and, most importantly, the public policy justification behind the extension of the fraudulent claims principle to include fraudulent devices.

Colin Edelman QC was leading counsel for the successful Respondent to the appeal.

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