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How long ago did the issue arise and how long ago did your son complete the work?
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Many thanks for your patience. Whether he can claim through the previous insurance policy will very much depend on the terms of such policy and whether it allows for retrospective claims. The main concern here is that if the policy has ceased to be in existence after he changed trading entities, it will no longer consider any claims, even if they relate to issue which had occurred at the time the policy was valid. With most policies you would have to have a current and live policy to be able to claim but some do allow for retrospective claims if they arise as a result of anything that had occurred at the time the policy was valid. However, as mentioned this would depend entirely on the terms of the policy so what he would have to do now is check these terms (it may have to come down to him contacting the insurer to ask for the terms or ask if this is a possibility they would cover for) and take it from there. In the event that the policy would not cover him then he may be personally responsible for this (assuming that he does admit liability) as his sole trader status means he would have personal responsibility.
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