A church employed a builder to construct an extension for a visitor centre. During the construction work, there was a theft on the site and a large amount of lead was stolen from the roof. The builder insisted that it was the church’s responsibility and that they would need to claim on their insurance.
The church disagreed and made a claim on their legal expenses policy. DAS assessed the claim and agreed that the church was likely to win. A solicitor was then appointed to represent the church. The case settled in favour of the church and they received a settlement from the builder.
The policy paid for the agreed legal costs to resolve this case.