The London Riots: An 1886 statute grappling with a 21st centry problem.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime  UKSC 18
What happens when a 19th century Act meets a 21st century riot? This landmark case and its journey through to the Supreme Court has thrown the operation of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 Act into sharp focus and prompted a much needed overhaul of the statute books when looking at who should be picking up the pieces after a riot.
BLM partner Caroline Kane reports on this outcome in a podcast which is available to listen to on our website here or on our dedicated YouTube channel here.
You can read a full briefing on the decision here.