Angeline Rajoo is an Associate Director in the Insurance Litigation department.
Angeline was called to the English Bar in 1994 and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in July 1995. Since her admission, Angeline practices in the field of general litigation; primarily dealing with the defence and recovery of insurance-related claims in the field of insurance law.
Areas of Practice include:
- Motor accidents and personal injury arising from motor accidents; Including negotiations between insurance companies over claims;
- Damage to property arising from motor accidents; construction and/or renovation works
Her work as an Insurance Lawyer has involved her working with loss adjusters, automobile surveyors, quantity surveyors, road traffic accident Reconstructionist experts, building quantity surveyors and engineers.
She primarily deals with the defence and recovery of insurance-related claims in the field of insurance law. She has represented Insurance companies as well as laypersons in defending or recovering claims ranging from a simple accident matter to more complex injury and property damage claims.
One of her more significant cases was when she represented 4 separate and independent Insurance companies in their recovery claims arising from Business Interruption loss or loss of profits arising from a temporary closure of their policyholders’ business operations, being designer label outlets operating at the Hotel premises. The outlets had shut down operations due to escape of smoke and fire from an electrical shorting which occurred at the electrical switch room at the Hotel premises.
Given the nature of the claims made, one of the obstacles facing recovery, apart from the issue of the causation of the electrical shorting, was the issue of whether the losses in question were pure economic loss which the law did not allow for recovery. The case was eventually settled in the High Court on the first day of trial itself after the hearing commenced and witnesses were heard on the issue of the cause of the fire.