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Gordon Legal Media Release – 14 October 2022

Australian businesses trying to recover money they believe is owed to them by their insurers for COVID-related losses will continue their fight after today’s ruling in the High Court.

Today, the High Court decided to refuse the applications for special leave in the business interruption insurance test cases.

Some further certainty on some legal questions has been delivered by the High Court as a result of today’s decision, but a number important legal issues remain unanswered.

The QBE and Lloyds Business Interruption Insurance Claims Class Actions were commenced in the Federal Court on behalf of certain QBE and Lloyd’s policy-holders by Gordon Legal and Berrill & Watson and are supported by dispute resolution finance leader Omni Bridgeway.

The decision by the High Court will allow the QBE and Lloyds Business Interruption Insurance Claims Class Actions to apply aspects of the High Court’s decision to those class actions.

Group Members in the class actions will be informed over the coming days as to how the High Court’s decision will impact on their claims.

Business owners who wish to receive advice on their insurance claims should contact Gordon Legal on 1800 21 22 23 for free legal advice and review of their insurance policy.

For more information about the Class Actions or for information about how to prepare and lodge a BII COVID-19 claim business owners and operators should contact Gordon Legal at

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