Test case blow for insurance industry

This could be bad news for the insurance sector, according to law firm Browne Jacobson, which could be forced to make payments that it has been holding back for several months.

Last week’s case, known as Corbett v Gaskin, saw His Honour Judge Charles Harris QC decide in favour of Accident Exchange.

Since mid to late 2006 some insurers have been withholding payments to the credit hire organisation arguing the contracts governing them were unenforceable.

It was the insurers' contention that co