Slovenian legal move could affect hundreds of Irish pubs

Sava Insurance Group has refused to accept as a test case legal proceedings taken against it by Galway publican Brian Winters

6th June, 2021
Slovenian legal move could affect hundreds of Irish pubs
Brian Winters, the owner of Charlie’s Bar in Loughrea, Co Galway, launched legal proceedings against Sava Insurance Group after it declined cover for losses arising from the pandemic. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A Slovenian insurer has abandoned plans to accept legal proceedings taken against it by a Galway publican as a test case, in a move that could have serious consequences for hundreds of pubs across the country.

Brian Winters, the owner of Charlie’s Bar in Loughrea, Co Galway, launched legal proceedings against Sava Insurance Group after it declined cover for losses arising from the pandemic.

He sought to have his case designated as a...

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