Contingency and Event Cancellation

It has been an incredibly challenging few years for anyone involved in event planning. Cancellation of hugely expensive events has been a critical issue for organisations and insurers alike with crippling financial implications. Our team of trusted legal advisers specialises in advising on contingency matters for those based in the UK and internationally.


Whether you need advice on cancellation, postponement, non-appearance or redemption issues, our contingency experts can help.

We have extensive experience in contingency insurance and reinsurance coverage issues. This includes cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption, reduced attendance and relocation of events claims.

With experience in a wide variety of industries, including theatre, exhibitions and music, we understand the investment at risk when these key events are disrupted.

Over-redemption insurance demand has grown considerably with the rise in special offers and prize competitions. We provide coverage advice on all related issues.

Our team advises on contingency wording and regulatory issues. We provide pragmatic, commercial advice in a timely and cost-effective way. Our approach combines bespoke client service for you and creative solutions, delivering tangible and lasting results.

Featured experience

  • Providing coverage advice to London market insurers following the abandonment of a Broadway musical
  • Advising a company market client following the loss of revenue to the Spanish football league after the death of a footballer
  • Providing advice to a managing agent following a claim from a US world title winning boxer after the cancellation of a world middleweight title fight
  • Advising London market insurers following the cancellation of a festival in the US due to anticipated adverse weather
  • Providing advice to London market insurers following the abandonment of a tour after the death of a performer’s partner
  • Advising whether an event cancellation or postponement due to Government restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic was 'necessary' or 'unavoidable' and/or 'beyond the control' of the insured

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.