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Firms denied Covid-19 insurance payments have a strong case, says lawyer

Luke Hanahoe says insurance companies’ argument that cover does not extend to pandemic could be successfully challenged in court

19th April, 2020
Scores of pubs, restaurants and other enterprises forced to shut due to the impact of Covid-19. Picture: iStock

Businesses and sole traders denied insurance payouts on losses due to coronavirus crisis constraints on trading “may have a good cause of action”, a lawyer advising several firms on this matter said.

Luke Hanahoe is managing director and head of litigation at Hanahoe & Hanahoe Solicitors, which has a number of clients in the hospitality industry and has represented some in business interruption legal actions.

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