The London Arbitration Provision: Insurance Buyers Beware

Policyholder Advisor & Alert

PUBLISHED ON: March 1, 2005

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In light of the insurance industry’s growing trend of burying mandatory London arbitration clauses within their policies, it is necessary to examine the giant trapdoor these clauses portend for unsuspecting policyholders. Increasingly, we find in our London insurance coverage work that these binding provisions cause many problems for U.S. policyholders including denying their right to a full hearing as well as obstructing access to the very documents which are critical to their case.