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