Brightside Group and Southern Rock agree global settlement of all claims

Brightside and Southern Rock have today announced a settlement of all claims following a dispute in a number of areas that commenced in May 2014.

The exact terms of the settlement are confidential, but it includes the dismissal of all claims and counter-claims between the two organisations, including all disputes related to intellectual property, breaches of trading agreements and breaches of TOBA (Terms of Business Agreement).

Brightside Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Wallin, said: “We are pleased to have reached a conclusion to these disputes. This resolution is positive for our customers, staff and partners and we are pleased to have put the matter to bed in an amicable way.

“This is an exciting time for Brightside as we continue to build an offer that is the natural choice for customers, partners, insurers and employees. We look forward to continuing our focus of providing the best possible service to customers.”

Southern Rock Managing Director, Chris Gillighan, said: “We and Eldon Insurance Services Limited are pleased to have reached a settlement and conclusion of the recent disputes that we have had with Brightside.  Both we and Eldon believe that this resolution is positive for our customers, staff and partners and we are pleased to have resolved the matter in an amicable way and we both look forward to moving forward with our businesses and to providing a high quality of service to our customers.”

Please note that the terms of the settlement are confidential and no further details will be provided.