Kiln is facing a court battle after disputing a claim from the 11 September
attacks.

The Lloyd's insurer, which lost £15.7m last year, is contesting reinsurance
cover of 176 Aon workers killed in the World Trade Centre.

Its Syndicate 510 led reinsurance for Combined Insurance Company of America,
an Aon subsidiary.

Combined, which covered the Aon staff for business travel, expects to pay
out about $100m (£69m) and is seeking 100% coverage from the Lloyd's
syndicates.

Syndicate 510 is believed to have 15% of the business which, after
reinsurance, could lead to an exposure of up to $750,000 (£516,000).

If the court case ultimately goes against the syndicates, it could lead to a
cost to Kiln plc of about $250,000 (£172,000).

But Kiln's interests received a boost last month. It is seeking to have the
case heard in the UK, while Aon wants it heard in the US. US Federal judges
ruled last year that all disputes arising from 11 September should be heard
in New York.

A New York judge last month decided that a similar case involving Canada
Life and Converium Ruckversicherung was not covered by the ruling.

Both Kiln and Aon declined to comment.