Life assurance firm Standard Life has won a court case against the insurers of its 2008/2009 Professional Indemnity Policy in relation to the Standard Life Pension Sterling Fund.
The Commercial Court in London found in favour of Standard Life Assurance Limited in its claim of around £100m against the insurers.
The award is relatively small beer to Standard Life and it will not be counting the money yet, in any case, as the insurers have been granted leave to appeal against the decision and if the do so, the appeal is unlikely to come before the beak until autumn of this year.
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No recoveries in respect of the claim will be recognised in the financial statements for the year ended 31st December 2011, and the ultimate recognition of claim proceeds will depend on the outcome and timing of the appeal.
Shares in Standard Life were 3.1p higher at 220.9p.
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