The Metropolitan Police has won an appeal limiting compensation payments following the lootings and arsons that occurred during the 2011 London riots.

At the end of a lengthy litigation process, the Supreme Court considered whether claimants were entitled to obtain compensation for consequential loss, such as a loss of profit that may have flowed from property damage.

The case involved a dispute between the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and the insurers of those affected by the destruction of an Enfield warehouse during the riots.

The insurers, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd, Tokio Marine Euro...

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