Mike Smyth and Lesley White are instructed to defending claim of £2 million bought against builders merchant, Jewson

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By Mike Smyth

Law firm ORJ has been instructed to defend a commercial action, bought by insurers Axa, which is seeking an indemnity following their payment under an insurance policy.  ORJ’s Mike Smyth and Lesley White are to defend claim for £2 million brought against builder’s merchant, Jewson.

Beyond the parties’ actions in connection to the relevant events, this claim turns upon standard terms pursuant to which equipment was hired; and the reasonableness of clauses seeking to limit and/or extinguish liability.

Mike Smyth said: “This is one of a number of claims that we are seeing where insurers are trying to recover their outlay.”

If you need help with a commercial litigation dispute or insurance matter then contact Mike Smyth or Lesley White at ORJ, our construction litigation and insurance litigation experts. Alternatively, you can call us on 01785 223440

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