In 2009 Laurence Besemer became the first CEO of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, the UK trade body for defendant law firms. A decade into the role he spoke to Jonathan Swift about its commitment to its members, a successful 2019 and why it is definitely…
As American film producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse case again makes headlines, the spotlight on diversity and equality is having an impact on many businesses, regardless of size, nature or geographical location writes Jennifer Bolden, partner in…
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, argues that 2020 should be the year where insurance moves from a tripartite to roundtable relationship.
The decision by the Ministry of Justice to remove alternative dispute resolution from the whiplash claims portal has been slammed by law organisations as a broken promise, just not good enough and removing a central plank of the whole process.
The Ministry of Justice has addressed a “loophole” meaning children and vulnerable adults will be able to recoup representation costs when the delayed whiplash portal rolls out, but questions linger over its start date, pressure on courts and claimants…
The government has decided that it would not be “practical” to implement the whiplash portal as planned and has delayed it until August.
Direct Line Group is cutting 800 jobs over the next two years, the insurer has confirmed.
Law firm Kennedys has spun out part of its innovation function as a separate wholly-owned limited company in order to speed up product development and attract staff more suited to its technology/software focus.
Insurers are tightening up high-net-worth policies. Mark Pierce, operations director at Criterion, asks what this means for customers.
Delays to the legislation that will govern the whiplash portal mean it is highly unlikely the portal will launch in April, Association of British Insurers director general Huw Evans projected.
Jon Dye, the chair of the Association of British Insurers, has called for government flood defence investment to rise to at least £1.2bn a year.
Arch Capital Group has agreed to pay Natixis €480m (£401.8m) for a 29.5% stake in France-based trade credit insurer Coface.
The "significant" impact of river flooding is expected to persist over the next few days, the Environment Agency confirmed, as insurers continue to receive a surge of claims on the back of storms Dennis and Ciara.
Innovation in insurance should focus on continually challenging our processes, our technology and our people to deliver what our clients want writes Dave Walsh, CEO of CFC Underwriting.
Allianz UK has reported profit of £138.1m for 2019 supported by investment gains as operating profit fell.
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…
The government is likely to make an announcement delaying the much-awaited whiplash claims portal in a matter of days, sources close to the project told Post this week.
The Motor Insurers' Bureau has been tipped to challenge the government into amending the Road Traffic Act or change its own Articles following this week's Supreme Court ruling in the case of MIB v Lewis.
Blog: Meatballs, Billy Book cases and Hemsaker: Can Ikea make flat pack household insurance a success?
As Ikea teams up with Swiss Re to enter the household insurance market, content director Jonathan Swift reflects on how the Swedish furniture giant could disrupt the sector with its own brand of flat pack cover.
Industry experts have predicted that the government is ready to delay the upcoming launch of the claims portal with an announcement expected “very soon”.
After experiencing a fire loss in his family's construction business, Aaron Slattery saw the loss adjusting process and decided to try the industry, this put him on the path to becoming the world's youngest loss adjuster at 22 last year.
The changing global climate has once again brought widespread flooding to the UK and this extends far beyond coastal and river flooding, writes Neil Stothert, managing director at RSK Raw.
Former Lloyd’s of London CEO Dame Inga Beale has been elected to the board of directors of Crawford & Company, as an independent director effective 11 February.
Storm Dennis has caused a second weekend of claims surges across the UK, and together with last weekend’s Storm Ciara, could be on track to exceed the impact on claims volumes of 2018’s Beast from the East.