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Riot compensation does not cover consequential loss

The Supreme Court has allowed the MOPC’s appeal and confirmed that the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 created a self-contained statutory riot compensation scheme which did not extend to cover consequential losses. Neil Irving and Kieran Walshe review the outcome and look ahead to the Riot Compensation Act 2016 which has recently received Royal Assent.

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Kieran Walshe

Partner - Head of Commercial Insurance and Head of Equine

As Head of DWF's Commercial Insurance team I advise on a range of high value and/ or complex litigation matters and misfeasance cases.

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