Beresford v Royal Insurance Company Ltd

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date1938
Year1938
Date1938
CourtHouse of Lords
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  • Keng Soon Finance Bhd v MK Retnam Holdings Sdn Bhd
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 1996
  • Abdul Aziz bin Mohamed Daud; Malaysia National Insurance Sdn Bhd
    • Malaysia
    • Federal Court (Malaysia)
    • Invalid date
  • KR v Royal & Sun Alliance Plc
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 22 November 2006
    ...established principle that a man cannot recover under a policy of insurance for his own deliberate act. As Lord Atkin said in Beresford v Royal Insurance Co Ltd [1938] AC 586, 595: "On ordinary principles of insurance law an assured cannot by his own deliberate act cause the event upon whic......
  • Gray v Barr
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 March 1971
    ... ... Barr Defendant and The Prudential Assurance Company Limited Third Party [1971] EWCA Civ J0330-3 ... have been an accident) nevertheless it is, I think, open to the insurance company to go behind that verdict and prove that the shooting of Mr. Gray ... ...
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10 books & journal articles
  • CONTRACTUAL ILLEGALITY AND CONFLICT OF LAWS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 1995, December 1995
    • 1 December 1995
    ...Insurance Ltd.[1978] Q.B. 283, Cleaver v. Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association[1892] 1 Q.B. 147 and Beresford v. Royal Insurance Co. Ltd.[1938] A.C. 586. 275 [1994] 3 S.L.R. 224. 276 [1994] 3 S.L.R. 224 at 241. 277 Chapter 224, 1985 Revised Edition, Singapore Statutes. The proposition that ......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Insurance Law. Second Edition Enforcing Insurance Contracts
    • 23 June 2015
    ...2010 ONCA 868 .................................................................................. 587 Beresford v Royal Insurance Co Ltd, [1938] AC 586 (HL) ................................ 296 Berryere v Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co, [1964] ILR 1-129 (Man QB), aff’d (1965), 51 DLR (2d) 603, ......
  • REFORMING ILLEGALITY IN PRIVATE LAW
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2009, December 2009
    • 1 December 2009
    ...of Appeal did not mention anything of outraged dignity in barring the claim, though the serious offence of manslaughter was involved. 97 [1938] AC 586. 98 [1938] AC 586 at 599. 99 (1991) 100 ALR 29. 100 (1991) 100 ALR 29 at 54. 101 [1955] 2 QB 525 at 535. 102 [1954] 1 QB 29. 103 Ashmore, Be......
  • Coverage
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Insurance Law. Second Edition Enforcing Insurance Contracts
    • 23 June 2015
    ...any, of this policy, this policy shall immediately become void.” Ibid at 605. 54 Ibid at 608. 55 See Beresford v Royal Insurance Co Ltd , [1938] AC 586 (HL). 56 See, for example, Ontario Insurance Act , RSO 1990, c I.8, s 188(1): “Where a contract contains an undertaking, express or implied......
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