Veronica Cowan

Veronica Cowan, who has been writing for Post for 18 years, is a non-practising barrister, who has written for the national and regional press, and magazines. She has also been a legal editor of books, and taught Public Affairs to trainee journalists on the NCTJ vocational course.

She spends her time between the sailing capital of Cowes and the cathedral city of Wells in Somerset.

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Articles by Veronica Cowan

Analysis: 5G ready: Super signal surge

Powerful 5G smart tech devices are expected to be rolled out this year. They are anticipated to overtake 4G in terms of reliability and innovation, as well as increasing data speeds, resulting in faster downloads and increased capability for digital…

Analysis: Reservoir dams - a water-tight insurance risk?

With almost 3000 dams supplying drinking water to towns and cities they are a common feature in the UK countryside. However, when heavy rain in August threatened the integrity of the emergency spillway at Toddbrook Reservoir an emergency evacuation of…

Analysis: Telematics - telling it as it is?

Fabricating a motor insurance claim used to be as simple as arranging for a mate to drive into your car but with today's new technology, Veronica Cowen explains how much harder insurers are making it for the fraudsters.

Analysis: Social media - Insuring influencers

As regulators are spelling out the rules for influencers advertising services and products, insurers and brokers are starting to adapt their policies to these social media personalities making a living out of their online fame.

Analysis: AI's hidden risks

Artificial intelligence will have unexpected consequences, which will raise tricky liability questions and will probably change the nature of claims

Analysis: Arson: A burning issue

Only a small portion of arson cases are prosecuted, so perhaps it’s time for the insurance industry to take ownership of this issue, as it has with fraud

Analysis: Monitoring medical misdeeds

Surgeon Ian Paterson went to prison in May for carrying out unnecessary cancer operations and this case has highlighted gaps in the insurance coverage of medical malpractice

Cyber regulation: Cyber’s new rules

The tightening of data regulation next year could drive demand for cyber cover and, with the reporting of breaches becoming compulsory, it may help underwriters price this new risk ever more accurately

Uninsured driving - the European way

A recent European ruling that means insured motorists will pay repairs for uninsured drivers has caused outrage in the industry. What is the extent of uninsured driving in Europe, how do national differences compare and which policies work?

Electronic trading: What is good form online?

The growth in online communications makes BT's strapline ‘It's good to talk' seem dated, but anyone who has had to lift a phone to unravel a burgeoning misunderstanding in an email can appreciate its spirit.

Flood claims: Under the weather

One year after Storms Desmond and Eva, schemes are now available to make cover affordable for households and small businesses in areas at risk of flooding. As barriers to resilient repairs persist, the focus is shifting to a more precise mapping of the…

Solicitors' PI: Uncertainty ahead

Most law firms will seek renewal of their professional indemnity insurance this autumn, although an estimated one-third will renew their PII away from 1 October. The announcement that unrated insurer Enterprise has stopped writing new business leaves the…

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