Saturday, 16 June 2012


That well known bent metal practice in the east end of London, Herbert Smith, has won the preliminary hearing for RSA in a substantial dispute about repair costs. Mr Justice Cooke ( who first qualified as a solicitor ) held that in principle there was nothing improper in the insurer claiming the market cost of repairs even though it was paying less to the repairing garage. An appeal may well ensue. The losers were represented by Beachcroft.
See COLES V HETHERTON Commercial Court june 15th on the Bailli website.