Podcast: The London Riots

22 Jul 2016

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 [2016] 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.

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