On 20 July 2018, I will be giving a lecture to the British Insurance Law Association on non-party costs orders against insurers. These orders can be made under s 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
In the lecture, I will be explaining and discussing:
- The courts’ jurisdiction to make costs orders against non-parties under s 51(3)
- Situations where liability or legal expenses insurers may be at risk of non-party costs
- The impact of policy limits
- Non-party costs and the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Acts 1930 and 2010
- The insurer’s conduct and the incurring of costs
- Recent case-law including:
- Travelers v XYZ  EWCA Civ 1099 (liability insurers)
- Herridge v Parker & Allianz  Lloyd’s Rep IR 177 (legal expenses insurers)
Do come along if you can. After I’ve given the lecture, I’ll write a blog post on this topic.
[***Update: the blog is now here.***]
Alison Padfield QC