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NHS to foot the bill for negligence claims against private firm

Complications following a number of cataract operations carried out on NHS patients by mobile theatre provider Vanguard Healthcare has again raised questions about the indemnity arrangements of private healthcare firms taking on NHS work.

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Ex-British Gas MD becomes Aviva's first chief digital officer

Aviva has hired former British Gas commercial and product development managing director Andrew Brem as chief digital officer.

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Interview: Dane Douetil: Building businesses

Minova Insurance Holdings group chief executive Dane Douetil tells Post his ambitions for the company – including doubling its size...

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Crazy claims: Weird and wonderful

Post brings you 15 of the most ridiculous insurance claims ever made.

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C-Suite - Insurer: Still much more to do

Whiplash reforms can – and should – be broadened to other types of injury.

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Europe: Climate change modelling

The question of whether climate change is driving an increase in the severity of weather events is a key concern for insurers. How can modelling systems keep up?

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Compre expands German footprint with HIR acquisition

Reinsurance legacy specialist Compre has completed the acquisition of Hamburger Internationale Rückversicherung from Tawa after obtaining approval from German regulator BaFin.

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QBE Europe sees GWP drop 13%

QBE Europe's first half gross written premiums fell 13% to $2.69bn (£1.62bn) from $3.1bn in the same period of 2013.

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Iceland raises new ash cloud warnings

The Icelandic Met Office has warned of an increased risk of volcanic ash following powerful seismic activity at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano.

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Uber’s Berlin ban overturned

A ban on smartphone taxi firm Uber operating in Berlin has been suspended until further notice following a decision by the presiding judge of the Berlin Administrative Court.

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Post Claims Club

03 Sep 2014 , London

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UK Broker Awards 2014

05 Sep 2014 , London

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Restore your profit per case: Coping with the Jackson reforms

The Jackson Reforms have taken effect, and some predictions for the claimant solicitor world are decidedly grim. The reforms call for increased settlement speed and new, lower fixed fees, compressing solicitor profitability substantially.

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Getting Ready for Solvency II – Two Key Actions for European Insurers

EIOPA has published its final guidelines for the phasing-in of the Solvency II regime, with the regulations announced to come into force on 1st January 2016. Prior to that date, European insurers have two other deadlines to meet a pre-application to the relevant regulator must be submitted in or around September 2014; and a full application to the relevant regulator must be submitted by 1st June 2015

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