Post - 2009-11-12

An agent for change

One of the early champions of the managing general agent approach at Oxygen, Sian Fisher is taking the model to new territory. She talks to Mairi MacDonald about overcoming the suspicion of insurers and bringing in SME business.

Protect your liquid assets

The wine cellars of high net worth individuals can be worth thousands of pounds - so why aren't brokers treating them in the same way as works of art or jewellery? asks Veronica Cowan.

Expense spared

With insurers seeking to cut costs, legal spend is an obvious target. Companies are now looking beyond the 'magic circle' firms, seeking fixed rate deals and even cutting outsourced work altogether, writes Victoria Riccalton.

Show your hand

A more open approach to claimants funding arrangements has benefited defendants and professional indemnity insurers — but full disclosure is what's needed, say Julian Miller and Tom Ataii.

To catch a thief

Judgment in the recent case against Moore Stephens raised two issues of particular interest. Suzanne Kearney and Richard Highley explain the implications.

Respiratory rulings

Placing too much reliance on experts who may not have used reliable tests to make a diagnosis for medico-legal purposes can harm a claimant's case, reports Chris Price.