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HENDERSON AND OTHERS v. MERRETT SYNDICATE LTD. AND OTHERS AND ERNST & WHINNEY HALLAM-EAMES AND OTHERS v. SAME HUGHES AND OTHERS v. MERRETT SYNDICATES LTD. AND OTHERS MERRETT AND ERNST & WHINNEY (No. 2)

Lloyd's Reinsurance Law Reports

HENDERSON AND OTHERS v. MERRETT SYNDICATE LTD. AND OTHERS AND ERNST & WHINNEY HALLAM-EAMES AND OTHERS v. SAME HUGHES AND OTHERS v. MERRETT SYNDICATES LTD. AND OTHERS MERRETT AND ERNST & WHINNEY (No. 2)

[1997] LRLR 247

QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION (COMMERCIAL COURT)

Mr. Justice CRESSWELL:

Reinsurance - Lloyd’s litigation - Limitation of time - Contribution - Negligent underwriting - Run-off contracts and reinsurance to close contracts - Claims against managing agents, members’ agents and auditors in tort - Whether actions time barred - Whether auditors entitled to contribution from members’ agents and/or managing agents - Whether plaintiffs entitled to an interim payment - Limitation Act, 1980, s. 14A - Civil Liability (Contribution) Act, 1978, ss. 1 and 2.

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