Court of Appeal rules on Goshawk access

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Lloyd's underwriter Goshawk should be entitled to access placing and claims documents held by broker Tyser, which Goshawk had previously been shown.

A previous court ruling had stated that Lloyd's underwriters were entitled to receive accounting documents relevant to the particular risk being underwritten, but refused them access to the placing and claims files.

The Goshawk application to the Court of Appeal was supported by Lloyd's.

Peter Spires, Lloyd's head