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Owners of High-End London Restaurants Sue AXA Over Failure to Pay COVID Claims

January 26, 2022

The owners of high-end London restaurants The Wolseley and The Delaunay sued AXA Insurance UK Plc for as much as 4 million pounds ($5.4 million) over its failure to pay out on claims linked to the coronavirus lockdowns.

Lawyers for Corbin & King Ltd. said in a London court Tuesday that the insurers are “bound” to pay a business interruption claim that it has refused to pay.

The British hospitality industry has been among the hardest-hit by the effects of lockdowns, forced to close for months at a time as governments tried to keep a lid on the virus.

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