Relief is ‘magic’ for publican who took FBD to High Court

Noel Anderson, the co-owner of Lemon & Duke was one of four pub groups whose landmark cases against the insurer were finally settled on the issue of claims last Friday

Noel Anderson, co-owner, Lemon & Duke, said the recent settlement with FBD allows him to move on with running his business. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A publican who mounted a successful challenge against FBD’s initial refusal to pay out on insurance claims stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic has described his relief in bringing the two-and-a-half-year saga to an end.

Noel Anderson, the co-owner of Lemon & Duke, said the group’s recent settlement with FBD on the final outstanding elements of the case he first took in early 2020 had finally brought closure to the matter and allowed him to move ...